Carlson on June 29, 2021 said that a “whistleblower within the U.S. government” said that the NSA has been spying on him and intended to force him off the air.
Tucker added that the unnamed person contacted the show to “warn us that the NSA, the National Security Agency, is monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.”
Pointing out that such a thing is not only unethical, but illegal, Carlson added that the whistleblower confirmed word-for-word notes about a story .
“The whistleblower, 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,” he said during the Monday night broadcast. “There’s no other possible source for that information, period.”
He added, “The NSA captured that information without our knowledge and did it for political reasons. The Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that.”
The Fox host offered no tangible proof despite the fiery allegations and did not specify the information that was reportedly taken from Carlson’s texts or emails.
He did, however, state that he submitted a FOIA request demanding further information on the claim and added that “spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with democracy.”
“If they are doing it to us … they are almost certainly doing it to others. This is scary, and we need to stop it right away,” Carlson insisted.