Fox News star Tucker Carlson made an explosive accusation on Monday — and he just doubled down on his attack against President Joe Biden’s administration.
Carlson insisted on Tuesday that the Biden administration’s foreign intelligence agency, the National Security Administration, is actively spying on him.
“Did the Biden administration read my personal emails?” Carlson asked in an explosive segment. “That’s the question that we asked directly to NSA officials when we spoke to them about 20 minutes ago in a very heated conversation.”
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“Did you read my emails?” he said he asked a press official from the NSA. “And again, they refused to say.”
“‘We can’t tell you and we won’t tell you why we can’t tell you.’ My emails. And the message was clear: ‘we can do whatever we want.'”
The NSA released a statement on the accusation after Carlson’s first segment.
“Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air,” the NSA said in a statement. “NSA has a foreign intelligence mission. We target foreign powers to generate insights on foreign activities that could harm the United States. With limited exceptions (e.g. an emergency), NSA may not target a US citizen without a court order that explicitly authorizes the targeting.”
The Fox News star said the statement “does not deny” his exact allegations: That the NSA had access to his emails and text messages relating to an upcoming story.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question on the accusation Tuesday while on Air Force One.
“The NSA has, I think you are well aware — everyone’s aware, everyone on this plane is aware — I should say, is an entity that focuses on foreign threats and individuals who are attempting to do us harm on foreign soil,” she said.
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“So that is their purview. But beyond that, I would point you to the intelligence community,” Psaki said.
You can see Tucker’s response on Tuesday below —
Whistleblower to Tucker: You're being monitored pic.twitter.com/BLTn9iKaQx
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 30, 2021