Tucker Carlson Says the NSA Is Spying on Him. Sadly, It’s Plausible

Tucker Carlson speaks with attendees at the 2018 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Gage Skidmore)
Thanks to the intelligence community’s appalling conduct for years, we can’t dismiss it out of hand.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T ucker Carlson now says a “whistleblower” in the NSA tipped him off that the agency was planning to leak emails and texts to get him off the air over a story he’s working on. Sounds rather fantastical. We’ve seen no evidence or corroboration of the accusation. My initial instinct should be to dismiss conspiratorial claims about domestic espionage. As it happens, though, I’ve been alive for the past two decades. And history tells us it is wholly conceivable that intelligence and law-enforcement agencies would spy on a television personality. They spy all the time. They do it illegally. They do

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