A report released on Wednesday has revealed Tucker Carlson’s claims that he has been spied on by the National Security Agency are likely accurate — despite the mainstream media’s denial of the possibility.
An Axios report shared that Carlson was working to organized an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The spying claim occurred shortly afterwards.
New: Tucker Carlson was talking to U.S.-based Kremlin intermediaries about setting up an interview with Putin shortly before he accused the NSA of spying on him. U.S. gov’t officials learned of this outreach … but that’s where details get cloudy. https://t.co/5kbjMJnQ2r
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) July 7, 2021
The report noted Carlson said his source, “who is in a position to know, repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on that could have only come directly from my texts and emails.”
“It’s illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens,” Carlson added. “Things like that should not happen in America. But unfortunately, they do happen. And in this case, they did happen.”
The NSA posted a statement on June 29. However, it did not specifically note the organization had not monitored his communications.
A statement from NSA regarding recent allegations: pic.twitter.com/vduE6l6YWg
— NSA/CSS (@NSAGov) June 30, 2021
As the controversy continues, Americans are rightfully concerned about their privacy. The issue also relates to the freedom of press, as such action may have served to block the sharing of information.