Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson stunned his viewers and the media world after revealing that not only does he believe that the National Security Agency (NSA) has spied on him, but added that the secretive agency has leaked the contents of some of his emails to various journalists, the Daily Caller reported.
Carlson made the bombshell revelation during a Wednesday appearance on Fox Business.
Carlson told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that he recently discovered that the NSA has leaked the contents of his emails to journalists.
“Yesterday, I learned, and this is going to come out soon, that the NSA leaked the contents of my email to journalists in an effort to discredit me,” Carlson said. “I know because I got a call from one of them, saying ‘oh, this is what your email is about.’”
Carlson said that the journalist with whom he spoke was one that he knows and likes, adding that the journalist was able to repeat back to him the contents of his email.
Bartiromo asked Carlson about the possibility that someone other than the NSA could have leaked the email. Carlson said that the only other person that would have had access to the email was his executive producer, Justin Wells.
Accordingly, Carlson said that “there’s just no possibility that anyone else could have known,” which, for him, confirms that the NSA is behind the leaks.
What’s going on?
Last week, Carlson revealed that he had learned from a whistleblower in the U.S. government that the NSA was spying on his online communications. The insider told Carlson that the NSA planned to leak that the communications in an effort to hurt his highly-rated, primetime show, Tucker Carlson Tonight.
The NSA, subsequently, released a statement claiming that Carlson is not an “intelligence target” of the federal spy agency. As Carlson pointed out in later shows, the NSA did not deny that it has read Carlson’s emails and various communications, in what was described by many as a craftily-worded response to Carlson’s allegations.
During Wednesday’s segment, Carlson opined that the NSA is “using the information they gather to put leverage and to threaten opposition journalists, people who criticize the Biden administration.”
As of this writing, the NSA has not responded to Carlson’s latest allegation that the agency leaked the contents of his email to a number of journalists.
As Forbes previously reported, a number of high-profile House Republicans are said to be looking into Carlson’s incredible claims.