According to a report published Friday, the Biden NSA allegedly unmasked Fox News host Tucker Carlson's identity after an “intelligence intercept.”
If you aren’t familiar with the terminology, to be “unmasked” occurs when government officials request the identity of the citizen mentioned in intelligence reports.
As previously reported by Human Events News, Tucker Carlson said that the National Security Administration has been spying on him in efforts to get his show kicked off the air.
Carlson said that a whistleblower inside the government warned that the NSA is surveilling electronic communications and plans to leak the material. However, as Carlson noted, the NSA is legally prohibited from spying on American citizens.
“We told you that the National Security Agency has been monitoring this show and the content of Tucker’s email,” fill-in host Mark Steyn said on Carlson’s show. “According to a media outlet called The Record, the NSA has just completed its internal review of the matter. The NSA now admits that it unmasked Tucker’s identity after an intelligence intercept.”
“By law, the identities of American citizens are concealed when they’re caught up during foreign intelligence gathering,” Steyn added. “They can only be unmasked in extraordinary circumstances.”
The report from the Record revealed the following, per the Daily Wire:
...the nation’s top electronic spy agency found that Carlson was mentioned in communications between third parties and his name was subsequently revealed through “unmasking,” a process in which relevant government officials can request the identities of American citizens in intelligence reports to be divulged provided there is an official reason, such as helping them make sense of the intelligence documents they are reviewing.
Fox News responded with a statement: “For the NSA to unmask Tucker Carlson or any journalist attempting to secure a newsworthy interview is entirely unacceptable and raises serious questions about their activities, as well as their original denial, which was wildly misleading.”