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Whistleblower: Biden’s NSA is Spying on Tucker Carlson’s Show

Whistleblower: Biden’s NSA is Spying on Tucker Carlson’s Show

“Spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with democracy. If they are doing it to us … they are almost certainly doing it to others.”

Tucker Carlson is a thorn in the left’s side. He makes no apologies, sticks to his guns, and does not allow them to get to him.

On Monday night, Carlson explained that an NSA whistleblower alerted him to the spying:

Yesterday we heard from a whistleblower in the government who reached out 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 the show off the air.

Now that’s a shocking claim and ordinarily, we’d be skeptical of it. It is illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens. It’s a crime. It’s not a third-world country. Things like that should not happen in America.

But unfortunately, they do happen and in this case, they did happen.

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. There’s no other possible source for that information. Period.

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. This morning we filed an FOIA request, a Freedom of Information Act request, asking for all information that the NSA and other agencies have gathered about this show.

We did it mostly as a formality. We’ve also contacted the press office at both the NSA and the FBI. We don’t expect to hear much back. That’s the way it usually goes.

Only Congress can force transparency on the intelligence agencies and they should do that immediately.

Spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with democracy. If they are doing it to us and again they are definitely doing it to us they are almost certainly doing it to others.

This is scary and we need to stop it right away.

The video starts at the spot when Tucker informs everyone about this disturbing news.

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Comments

2smartforlibs | June 29, 2021 at 9:07 am

Interesting how the Patriot act ties in here. If you don’t get the connection ask yourself who wrote the act.

Yeah ill believe it when he presents actual evidence not hear say. Tucker isnt exactly a reliable source

    casualobserver in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 9:50 am

    How so? Care to explain?

      Don’t even ask. You’re just encouraging an eruption of apologist fact-free bullshit.

      mark311 in reply to casualobserver. | June 29, 2021 at 1:38 pm

      Well Fox news is mostly opinion pieces, very little actual journalism. He also makes wild assumptions about certain things and twists them into sensationalist hyperbole. Recently he has been linked with feeding stories to various left wing outlets and then using the very same reporting as a means of attacking those very same outlets. That’s even though he is the one providing the source material. The man is full of shit

        Andy in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 2:10 pm

        You not liking the news and the news not being true are very different.

        Stick to watching Rachel Maddow and free up all the time and calories you burn spewing bile on conservative feeds.

          mark311 in reply to Andy. | June 29, 2021 at 6:16 pm

          I’ve made some substantive points about why Tucker is a joke and that’s the best you can do?

          Barry in reply to Andy. | June 29, 2021 at 6:50 pm

          “I’ve made some substantive points…”

          You marxists make me laugh out loud. You don’t have the brain power of a retarded gnat. You couldn’t go one on one with Joe Biden.

        txvet2 in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 5:13 pm

        Once again bloviating about a subject about which you know exactly nothing.

        “”Recently he has been linked with feeding stories to various left wing outlets and then using the very same reporting as a means of attacking those very same outlets””

        Good God. Talk about lack of credibility not to mention rumor mongering. Source your rumor and provide actual proof that there’s anything to it but another leftist lie.

        To more or less quote Frank Reagan: “Is everything out of your mouth a lie? That must be exhausting.”

        Virginia42 in reply to mark311. | June 30, 2021 at 8:18 am

        Oh. So mark311 is talking about CNN, MSDNC, etc etc.

    Danny in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    He is a reliable source and he did present actual evidence they have things he was preparing they could only have gotten from reading his emails.

    For unreliable

    You mean the fascists who insisted Trump was a Manchurian or the people who called a protest that literally burned down a city fiery but mostly peaceful? Or would it be the “anti-racists” promoting scientific racism?

      mark311 in reply to Danny. | June 29, 2021 at 1:43 pm

      Sorry Tucker is not reliable. He spouts unsubstantiated opinion dressed up as fact.

      Do you actually know what a fascist is? I mean seriously if every person who has a different opinion is a fascist then you really don’t know what you are talking about.

      Which city did they ‘literally’ burn down, again with the foxesque hyperbolic messaging.

        You’re so dumb. Name a story he’s reported that has not proven true.

        Massinsanity in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 5:30 pm

        Which side makes things up to foment the masses? Russian collusion hoax, Russian bounty hoax, gassing of bystanders for a photo op hoax, Hunter Biden’s laptop is classic Russian disinformation hoax… shall I continue? Carlson and Glen Greenwald are two high profile defenders of personal liberty… something your type you to love and defend but now your ilk lines up with the corrupt government agencies and wants everyone to believe that the greatest threat we face is from white Americans.

    Christopher B in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Cuz the government has never attempted to intercept journalist’s communications before? Oh wait .. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-news-confirms-sharyl-attkissons-computer-hacked/

      mark311 in reply to Christopher B. | June 29, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      Actually the Republican led senate intelligence committee confirmed that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence services. in 2016. The Russian bounty was an off the cuff remark by Biden, I’m not sure anyone took that particularly seriously. The gassing of protestors , well papers reported the update on the inspector generals report I don’t see much in the way of retractions and repotting on fox news various bullshit claims. Glen greenwald is a decent reporter but not infallible, Tucker Carlson is FOS.

      Given how authoritarian Trump was and is I think it’s him that’s the threat to American values

        Barry in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 6:54 pm

        Your a damn liar. They confirmed no such thing that was in any way an illegal communication.

        As for your “republican led”, big f’ing deal, those bastards are as corrupt as you are.

          mark311 in reply to Barry. | June 30, 2021 at 4:15 am

          Yes they did, the report is publicly available if you Google it.

          It seems like anyone who disagrees with your narrow world view is treated with disdain. I’d suggest that’s a reflection on your inability to cope with being shown to be wrong all the time.

          Barry in reply to Barry. | June 30, 2021 at 9:40 am

          All you have are lies marxist. One lie after another.

          “google it”

          LOL

        murkyv in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 7:57 pm

        Absolute bullschitt

        Virginia42 in reply to mark311. | June 30, 2021 at 8:21 am

        “confirmed collusion between Trump campaign and Russian intel?” Are you daft? They “confirmed” no such thing. In fact, that entire house of cards fell apart once it came under serious, objective scrutiny. You seriously live in a liberal fantasy world.

          mark311 in reply to Virginia42. | June 30, 2021 at 9:34 am

          I quote

          “On numerous occasions over the course of his time on the Trump Campaign,
          Manafort sought to secretly share internal Campaign information with Kilimnik. Gates, who served as Manafort’ s deputy on the Campaign, aided Manafort in this effort. Manafort communicated electronically with Kilimnik and met Kilimnik in person twice while serving on the Trump Campaign. Manafort briefed Kilimnik on sensitive Campaign polling data and the Campaign’s strategy for beating Hiliary Clinton. At Manafort’s direction, Gates used an encrypted messaging application to send additional Campaign polling data to Kilimnik. ”

          Its a matter of fact that Manafort was on the Trump campaign team, and a matter of fact that he shared data with a Russian connected with Putin. What exactly is objectively wrong about the senate intelligence report?

          Sorry buddy, the fantasy is yours not mine.

          Barry in reply to Virginia42. | June 30, 2021 at 9:48 am

          More lies form the marxist.

          No connection between Manafort and the Russians ever rose to collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Lots of people have connections to people throughout the world without it being nefarious, and all perfectly legal. Then there are cases where the person did not file the proper paperwork and is guilty of a process crime.

          None of these things are collusion. A billion trillion dollars and 4 years of “investigation” and the corrupt government of the USA could not even find Trump guilty of returning a library book late.

          Those are the actual facts. Marxist311 is just a paid commie liar.

          mark311 in reply to Virginia42. | July 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm

          @Barry

          The Senate report clearly established a connection between Manafort and the Russians. That’s public record.

          This is more than a library book as you describe it. This is about Trump colluding with an actor who had tried to interfere with the US’s democratic processes, a nation which has assassinated dissidents in allied countries

    FOAF in reply to mark311. | June 29, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    mark, it has been painfully apparent from your first “comment” here that you are a paid troll likely working from a DNC boiler room. Apparently “311” is your IQ without the decimal point.

Is anyone really surprised by this? Once laws are selectively enforced by a government, tyranny propogates.

I’d assume it’s to look for government leaks to the show, to protect the administration.

Tucker is kind of correct but not fully.

The NSA intercepts all electronic communications. They have done this for quite some time. This isn’t new nor is it a secret.

The intercepted transmissions are subjected to examination for key words and phrases. Absent those, the data stays at NSA.

When the DoJ wants to review a particular transmission or a range of transmissions over a period of time from a particular person they go to CT and get a warrant.

The FISA CT reviews the application and rejects it, agrees in whole or in part based upon the attested information from the FBI and the Federal Prosecutor in the application.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Right, Carter Page could tell you how well that process worked out for him.

    https://news.yahoo.com/fbi-lawyer-plead-guilty-falsifying-160600549.html

    https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/14/kevin-clinesmith-corrupt-fbi-attorney-who-falsified-carter-page-fisa-warrant-expected-to-plead-guilty/

    The DOJ submits a false affidavit to the secret FISA Court and they issue an invalid warrant that the DOJ/FBI then uses for illegal surveillance and then if it all comes to light they throw a low level lackey under the bus to take the blame. That’s how it actually works. And the average American citizen will never know of it because it is all done in secret by a secret court.

      LM,

      The description is accurate. I made no assertion as to whether the parties involved are politically motivated or submit less than honest information to the CT or whether the CT is too quick to accept the application at face value.

      All those things are very possible and have certainly occurred previously. Without any evidence of those things in this instance, which is entirely possible but as yet not available for verification, you are making an unsubstantiated inference.

      This is too high profile for the facts to be suppressed forever. Eventually the facts will come out.

        Brave Sir Robbin in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2021 at 11:12 pm

        There is much Carlson did not say. There are scenarios in which his communications could be legitimately intercepted and examined. It would depend on who the other parties to the communication was, and does not imply Carlson did anything wrong.

        For example, if a journalist is in communication with the new president of Iran, those communications will be examined. However, Carlson’s identity should be disclosed unless there is reason to believe he is engaged in criminal activity.

        If Carlson’s identity is known by persons in the NSA though he is not engaged in unlawful activity, this is a problem.

        He needs to release the communications in question to nail this down.

    rhhardin in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2021 at 10:43 am

    The whistleblower proved it to him by quoting back what Tucker had sent in an email that nobody else would know about.

      CommoChief in reply to rhhardin. | June 29, 2021 at 11:52 am

      rhhardin,

      If the whistleblower is from FBI or DoJ their information isn’t dispositive of my description.

      The description I provided is accurate. That’s how the process works. I made zero assertions about the strength or accuracy or motivation of a FISA application.

      Nor did I make any assumptions about the the FISA CT review of the application. Could be comprehensive and adversarial, could be taken at face value and rubber stamped.

      fredx3 in reply to rhhardin. | June 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm

      All this shows is that the source could have gotten access to Tuckers emails from a person on Tuckers staff.

        MarkS in reply to fredx3. | June 29, 2021 at 1:39 pm

        I agree, Tucker is gonna have to present more evidence

        Two observations:

        1. There is no evidence someone on Tucker’s staff provided the emails and texts.
        2. The question of WHO provided the information is less important than the fact that “national security” agencies HAVE the information.

        Do you want to live in a country where those who have the responsibility for guarding us against internal/external threats are instead using their authority to spy on opposition political figures and journalists? Does disagreeing with a sitting Administration now make you a legitimate target of investigation?

    txvet2 in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    They may have been doing it, but it’s still (or was, last time I knew) illegal for NSA to target American citizens, much less release that information to any other agency or entity. I’m aware that since the advent of Echelon that the Agency essentially vacuums up everything out there, legally or otherwise, but releasing the names and information about Americans (not engaged in foreign espionage) is/was a felony. The creation and subsequent politization of the office of the DNI and FISA Court has led to massive abuses of the system, which is why Mike Rogers shut down most of the FBI access to NSA intelligence (and tipped off Trump that his offices in Trump Tower were bugged). I don’t know how things are done anymore since Nakasone took over.

      CommoChief in reply to txvet2. | June 29, 2021 at 3:07 pm

      txvet2,

      The NSA does, in essence, vacuum all electronic communication. It is also true that the use of that information domestically is through the use of a FISA application for a warrant; a counter espionage case.

      It isn’t supposed be used for a purely routine criminal investigation. Nor are persons with access to the information supposed to share that information with other agencies without an approved FISA warrant.

      Have violations occurred. Oh hell yeah!

      This issue with Carlson seems odd. Unless the DoJ is conducting a counter intelligence investigation they shouldn’t have the data. Is Carlson under investigation for counter intelligence reasons? Maybe.

      Was that investigation a predicate for which the FISA CT rubber stamped a warrant to allow a politically motivated fishing exposition of Carlson’s electronic communication? Maybe.

      I certainly wouldn’t be surprised by the potential misuse of power by the entire apparatus of the State being officially sanctioned by an ineffective and lax judiciary.

        Which is more likely: Tucker Carlson is involved in some unknown secret plot for some unknown secret reasons that “national security” agencies have decided has made him a national security threat? Or are Federal bureaucrats spying on Carlson digging for dirt, knowing the chances of their being caught and punished for illegal spying are exactly zero?

        I know what recent history has shown us to be true.

          caseoftheblues in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | June 29, 2021 at 4:57 pm

          Your talking points are stale, meaningless bumper sticker sayings all you leftists spout….best see if your handlers can give you some better scripts….its not you are trolling on Hotair here ..do better…earn that 5 cents!

          CommoChief in reply to Recovering Lutheran. | June 29, 2021 at 7:15 pm

          RL,

          I thought that my statement about the possibility that this was a ‘predicate for a fishing expedition approved by an ineffective and lax judiciary’ was plain enough for everyone to recognize my thoughts on the matter.

    amwick in reply to CommoChief. | June 29, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    I have heard all about that the FISA court.. the requests… the data collection. The whole system is bs… The people applying to the FISA court lie through their teeth, and no one cares. The FISA court does not hold anyone accountable for fraudulent requests. It has been going on for a long long time.

    Barry in reply to CommoChief. | June 30, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Right commie chief. The government never cheats. The government never lies. The FBI, the DOJ, the NSA are all upstading defenders of freedom.

    Forget the fact that the entire “Russian Collusion” investigation was illegal and conducted by the most corrupt people on earth.

    It’s treasonous to sell that load of horseshit.

Lucifer Morningstar | June 29, 2021 at 9:40 am

It is illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA . . . snicker . . . snort . . . cough . . .

Sorry, my bad, couldn’t help myself when I read that sentence.

Of course they are. It is what the Stasi does.

Next will come the illegal release of income tax records, the IRS audits, the fake witnesses alleging sexual harassment.

Welcome to Soviet Amerika.

All these government spies get paid to do it. There are no sanctions. I guess the 1960s are truly over, or truly proved. Big Brother’s Watching you.

Government spying on a America news organization?

If true – anyone involved is at risk of 5 to 10 year in prison plus the loss of their cushy government benefits and pension.

If anyone is so ideologically crazed as to do such a thing – they deserve all that coming to them.

And if they Whistle-blower is lying and he actually got the Carlson info from a non-government source – he likely bought himself a 3 to 5 year sentence for wire taping or criminal mischief.

Very likely someone involved goes to jail. We live in interesting times.

    henrybowman in reply to Ben Kent. | June 29, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    “Very likely someone involved goes to jail.”

    What alternate reality you from, Bunky? Only opponents of Big Government go to jail. Big Government operatives get nol-prossed and promoted.

This is the next step of the war on terror and in my opinion anyone still pro-national security state is delusional.

henrybowman | June 29, 2021 at 1:31 pm

“This morning we filed an FOIA request, a Freedom of Information Act request, asking for all information that the NSA and other agencies have gathered about this show.”

“Dear Jocko: An associate of yours recently ratted you out as responsible for my recent home burglary. Please fill out and return the enclosed inventory sheets, detailing what items you stole, and how and to whom you disposed of them. Cordially…’

Progress with Obama 2.0. Journalists, presidential candidates, Americans, all. Civil rights, privacy short of Planned Parent/hood, is a many Pro-Choice thing.

LI is getting a lot of attention from the paid trolls these days. The left always tells us who they fear. Congratulations LI. You must be over the target a lot.

The number of trolls is a good measure of the effectiveness of LI. Quality trolls appear to be in short supply.

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