NEWS & ANALYSIS

NSA Watchdog to Investigate Tucker Carlson Spying Allegations


The National Security Agency’s Inspector General announced Tuesday it is conducting an investigation into whether the agency targeted Fox News host Tucker Carlson. 

While the announcement did not specifically identify Carlson, it referenced a member of the United States media, Just the News reports. 

“NSA’s compliance with applicable legal authorities and agency policies and procedures regarding collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination activities, including unmasking procedures, and whether any such actions were based upon improper consideration,” Inspector General Robert Storch said. 

As previously reported by Human Events News, Tucker Carlson said that the National Security Agency 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 last month. “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.”