Do the federal agencies respect the rights of Americans? It sure doesn’t seem like it. And if you need proof of that, look no further than Tucker Carlson, who claims that his Signal (an encrypted messaging app) account was hacked by the NSA. Why? Because the Biden Administration wanted to stop him from interviewing Vladimir Putin.
Tucker made that claim on the Full Send Podcast. He began by saying that he was hiding the Putin interview plan because it’s an interview, saying “I’m not hiding anything, but I was definitely hiding my plan to go interview Putin just because it’s an interview.”
Responding, the interviewer asked “So how did that happen? isness? How do you know the NSA broke into your signal?” Tucker got straight to the point in response, saying “Because they admitted it.”
He was then asked for more detail, with the interviewer asking “Really? Like, can you tell us about that? Like, how did you find out?”
Responding, Tucker told the long story about how he found out about the NSA spying on him and hacking his account, saying:
“I got a call from somebody in Washington…so I went, I went up there for another reason. But this person said, you know, ‘you’re going to come to [Washington D.c.] anytime soo?’. This was a year and a half ago. And I was like, ‘yeah, actually, I’m gonna be up in a week. Meet me Sunday morning.’ So weird. Like, who does that? Just text me? You know what I mean? Just text me now.
“So I go in this person’s like, and this is someone who would know, ‘are you planning a trip to go see Putin?’ This was the summer before the war started. And I was like, ‘how would you know that?’ I haven’t told anybody I mean, anybody, not my brother, not my wife. Nobody. And just because, you know, it’s one of a million things you’re working on. And but that was one of them. I want to go interview. I wouldn’t want to interview Putin. Of course, I want to interview Gee, I wanna interview everybody. Right? That’s kind of my job. We want to get Kim Jong Un? Of course, we met him…But anyway, holy shit. ‘Um, how would you know that?’ ‘Because NSA pulled your text with this other person.’ ‘You were texting? How did you know that?’
“And so I immediately, I was intimidated. I’m embarrassed to admit, but I was I was completely freaked out by it. I called the US senator who I know not that well. But it seems like a trustworthy, worthy person. And I told him the story. He said, ‘I just want to tell you this.’ And then I went on TV on Monday, and I’m like this happened. And so they had, you know, in Congress asked NSA, NSA as I guess we did this, but for good reason. What would be a good reason to read?
“You know, what, but the head of NSA, it’s fine. It gets because everyone’s in on it. Republicans and Democrats are all in on it. And by it, I mean, the assumption there’s no privacy whatsoever that they have a right to know everything you’re saying and thinking that should scare and that’s just not a right as far as I’m concerned. By the way, if you have no privacy, you have no freedom. Freedom is predicated on privacy. It’s like none of your business. Don’t even think about that. Like they can just go through your phone and find to me, so I know that for a fact. And but again, if you have no privacy, you have no freedom. Yeah. How about this? It’s none of your business. If that’s not a good enough answer, then you’re asleep.”
Watch him here:
Tucker Carlson on How the NSA Hacked His Signal Account to Stop Him From Interviewing Putin
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This isn’t the first time Tucker has claimed that the Deep State hacked him. He did so in July of 2021 as well, claiming that Biden’s intelligence agencies pried into his accounts and “unmasked” him to keep him from interviewing Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.
The NSA responded at that time by saying “Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air.” Continuing, it said “NSA has a foreign intelligence mission. We target foreign powers to generate insights on foreign activities that could harm the United States. With limited exceptions (e.g. an emergency), NSA may not target a US citizen without a court order that explicitly authorizes the targeting.”
Tucker ripped that response on his show, saying, “Last night on this show we made a very straightforward claim: NSA has read my private emails without my permission. Period. Tonight’s statement does not deny that.“
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