NSA Investigating Whether It Spied on Tucker Carlson

The National Security Agency (NSA) announced an investigation into allegations raised by Tucker Carlson, that the agency spied on the Fox host.

  • The NSA’s Inspector General will open an investigation into what it described as an “alleged targeting” of a U.S. member of the media after Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed the agency spied on him earlier this year, according to The Hill.
  • The announcement did not specifically mention Carlson by name.
  • A source close to the investigation told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that the review is in fact related to Carlson’s claims, according to American Military News.
  • The inspector general said in a statement on Tuesday that the agency was officially conducting a “review related to recent allegations that the NSA improperly targeted the communications of a member of the U.S. news media.”
  • The NSA was “examining NSA’s compliance with applicable legal authorities and Agency policies and procedures regarding collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination activities, including unmasking procedures.”
  • The statement also said the NSA is examining, “whether any such actions were based upon improper considerations.”
  • “If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider other issues that may arise during the review,” the statement went on to say.
  • Media such as CNN had called Carlson’s claims “unsubstantiated,” noting that Biden’s White House “dismissed Carlson’s allegations.”
  • CNN also claimed that Carlson “has a history of peddling conspiracy theories.”