TUCKER Carlson accused Joe Biden's National Security Agency of spying on him to try to take his show off the air.
The Fox News host claims that his team has "confirmed" with a government whistleblower that the NSA is spying on him, calling the revelation "scary."
Carlson made the claim during his show on Monday night, saying the agency is spying on his electronic communications and "planning to leak them in an attempt to take his show off the air."
The outspoken host didn't offer much evidence aside from the unidentified whistleblower.
He insisted that there was "no other possible" way the NSA could have the information they have.
"Spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with democracy," Carlson said.
"If they are doing it to us, and again, they are definitely doing it to us, they are almost certainly doing it to others."
Carlson claimed that his team was initially skeptical about the spying claims, noting that "it is illegal for the NSA to spy on American citizens.
"It's a crime. It's not a third-world country. Things like that should not happen in America."
The host added, "Unfortunately, they do happen. And in this case, they did happen."
He accused the NSA of capturing information that was available only through his own texts, and doing it for "political reasons."
Carlson said his team filed a Freedom of Information Act request for all information the NSA and other agencies have gathered about his show.
He said they don't expect to hear back, however, since only Congress can force the intelligence agencies to give up information.
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