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Why The White House Is Probably Behind The Tucker Carlson NSA Email Scandal

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We now know the National Security Agency (NSA) not only was monitoring the electronic communications of Fox News host Tucker Carlson, but that either NSA or senior Biden officials leaked information from his communications to the news media in an attempt to smear him.

Axios reported July 7: “Tucker Carlson was talking to U.S.-based Kremlin intermediaries about setting up an interview with Vladimir Putin shortly before the Fox News host accused the National Security Agency of spying on him, sources familiar with the conversations tell Axios.”

The Axios article proves several troubling aspects of this story.

First, Carlson was right. This confirms what he says an NSA whistleblower told him: that NSA has been reading his emails, or transcripts of his phone calls, or both. Carlson did not make this up.

Second, the law was broken here. Although it is normal for an American reporter trying to interview a Russian official to have his or her name and electronic communications incidentally (accidentally) collected by NSA, U.S. law and intelligence community regulations require this information to be strictly protected. Since Carlson is an........

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