Jen Psaki dodged a question on whether or not the NSA is spying on Tucker Carlson aboard an Air Force One press briefing this afternoon. “Tucker Carlson said that NSA is spying on him; is the administration aware of any espionage or listening efforts on US citizens by the NSA, and is Tucker Carlson one of them?” asked the reporter.
Psaki did not give a straight answer to the question and instead referred the reporter to the intelligence communities. “Uh well the NSA, as I think you’re well aware, I’m sure everyone is aware, everyone on this plane I should say, is an entity that focuses on foreign threats and individuals who are attempting to do us harm on foreign soil. So uh that is the uh their purview but uh beyond that I would point you to the intelligence community,” Psaki said.
Carlson made the revelation that the NSA is spying on him during his show on Monday night. According to Carlson, the NSA plans to leak information in an effort to get his show taken 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. This is 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,” said Carlson.
A whistleblower was able to repeat back details to Carlson regarding a story that the Fox News host had only discussed in his private emails and text messages.