In the blink of an eye, the liberal narrative in response to Tucker Carlson’s allegations the NSA was spying from him shifted from “Tucker is lying” to “Tucker deserved it.”
That’s because, as the rest of us all expected, Tucker was telling the truth, and the latest revelations prove it.
As Tucker explained on his show last night:
Yesterday, we learned that sources in the so-called intelligence community told at least one reporter in Washington what was in my emails. My emails. It was nothing scandalous in there. Thank God. We’re happy to report that.
Late this spring, I contacted a couple of people I thought could help get us an interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. I told nobody I was doing this other than my executive producer, Justin Wells. I wasn’t embarrassed about trying to interview Putin. He’s obviously newsworthy. I’m an American citizen. I can interview anyone I want and I plan to.
But still, in this case, I decided to keep it quiet. I figured that any kind of publicity would rattle the Russians and make the interview less likely to happen. But the Biden administration found out anyway, by reading my emails. I learned from a whistleblower at the NSA plan to leak the contents of those emails to media outlets. Why would they do that? Well, the point, of course, was to paint me as a disloyal American. A Russian operative. Been called that before. A stooge of the Kremlin, a traitor doing the bidding of a foreign adversary.
Vladimir Putin does things that no American leader would even consider. He runs domestic disinformation campaigns. He lies to the public. He punishes people for opposing him, or for believing the wrong things. He even uses intelligence agencies to spy on his own citizens. Beyond the pale stuff. So no decent American would interview Vladimir Putin, at least no reporter from Fox News. That was the point they wanted to make. That’s why they plan to leak the contents of my emails to news organizations. And yesterday, as noted, we learned they actually did it.
Tucker’s name was unmasked from those emails, and then it was spread to reporters around Washington, which is illegal. The NSA’s director Paul Nakasone would’ve been required to personally approve the unmasking. Another person who may have approved the unmasking is director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines.
Some liberals have tried to argue in response to this new information that Tucker “technically” wasn’t spied on because he wasn’t directly targeted (which is exactly how Carter Page was spied on). The Federalist’s Sean Davis ridiculed that argument perfectly:
And now we enter the next stage of the news cycle where the mainstream media begins to ignore this story altogether.
Matt Palumbo is the author of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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