“Yesterday, we heard from a whistleblower within the United States government who reached out to warn us that the NSA is monitoring our electronic communications and plans to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air,” he explained.
Carlson, a Fox News star who has pushed revisionist takes on the Capitol insurgency, stoked fears about teaching students about racism, and advanced anti-vaccine conspiracy theories, claimed to have proof of government spying from a source who was aware of a story the show was working on that could only have come from Carlson's texts and emails.
“Spying on opposition journalists is incompatible with democracy,” he added, adding, “This is frightening, and we must put an end to it immediately.”
Bradley P. Moss, a national security lawyer, was skeptical of Carlson's statement, but admitted that "maybe his communications were picked up."
“Tucker is making serious accusations with no evidence and basing corroboration on a story he allegedly is working on that none of us are aware of,” Moss tweeted.
Tucker is making serious accusations with no evidence and is basing corroboration on a story he allegedly is working on that none of us are aware of. Perhaps his communications were intercepted, as the DOJ did during the Obama and Trump administrations. pic.twitter.com/JQCYuURNpt — Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) June 29, 2021