In a wide-ranging interview, Tucker Carlson joined Fox Business to provide further clarity about his bombshell claim that the National Security Agency under Joe Biden has accessed his private emails to use against him and that he isn’t some crazy person merely making wild accusations.
“As a defensive move, I better say this out loud,” Tucker gave as his rationale for initially using the Tucker Carlson Tonight Fox News megaphone last week to reveal the NSA spying allegation and the potential abuse of power.
Carlson told Mornings with Maria host Maria Bartiromo on the Fox News sister channel that the situation has apparently taken a turn for the worse. “Yesterday I learned, that — and this is going to come out soon — that the NSA leaked the contents of my e-mail to journalists in an effort to discredit me. I know because I got a call from one of them saying ‘oh, this is what your e-mail was about.’
“It’s not in any way a figment of my imagination; it’s confirmed. It’s true. [The NSA is] not allowed to spy on American citizens. They are. I think more ominously they’re using the information they gather to put leverage and to threaten opposition journalists. People who criticize the Biden administration. It’s happening to me right now; I think it’s shocking, and I don’t think we should put up with it in a free country.”
Tucker insisted that no one other than his executive producer knew the contents of that particular email.
Carlson said that he traveled to Washington to attend a funeral, and there he encountered the whistleblower that warned him about the alleged NSA snooping by repeating back to him details from emails and texts that Tucker had sent.
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) June 29, 2021
The Fox News host recalled a subsequent shouting match with NSA bureaucrats who refused to confirm or deny whether the agency was spying on him by reading his emails. All they would say is that he isn’t a “target” of an investigation. “In other words, they won’t answer your questions, they won’t tell you why they won’t answer your questions, and it’s just like ‘shut up and obey, serf.'”
“I’m a 52-year-old American citizen who pays his taxes and obeys the law. You can’t treat me like I’m a peasant…you can’t talk to any American citizen that way…I have a right to communicate in private with other people…”
Carlson then called out the excuse-making, Biden apologists in the media (with Glenn Greenwald as a notable exception) for turning a blind eye to the federal government’s alleged surveillance activities, which he deemed “criminal behavior.”
Watch the entire interview and form your own conclusions:
(Video: Fox Business)
“I’m out of step with most people in journalism in Washington. Most of them are defenders of the Biden administration. They see themselves as Democratic Party operatives, but we’re still all journalists…this is a massive threat…to journalism itself, to the idea of a free press,” Tucker continued.
“You can’t have a free press if the intel agencies are secretly spying on you and using that information to threaten you and control you. This is a huge problem for the country,” he warned.
Carlson also theorized that the media is unwilling into this scandal in any serious way because they would have to admit, as a collateral measure, that the CIA and the U.S. Department of Justice were indeed spying on Donald Trump.
Pro-Trump, Deep State nemesis Bartiromo, who has previously vowed to keep reporting stories that the corporate media (perhaps including her own employer, Fox News) frowns upon, asserted that the “out-of-control” politicization of government agencies is similar to what goes on in a third-world, so-called banana republic.
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In addition, Carlson claimed that other sources have told him that the NSA routinely and illegally passes along information about American citizens to the FBI.
Later in the interview, Tucker Carlson weighed in social media censorship and, in the process, asserted that Big Tech is caving in to the CCP. He also critiqued the “mediocre” Republicans in Congress for failing to stand up for free speech and chided the Trump administration for failing to rein in the intel agencies when it had the chance.
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