Tucker Carlson was ‘setting up an interview with Vladimir Putin at the time he claims he was being spied on by NSA’
- Tucker Carlson has for a week said he was spied on by the NSA
- The Fox News host claimed the intelligence agency was reading his emails
- On Wednesday it emerged he was allegedly spied on while seeking an interview with Vladimir Putin
- The Russian leader met Joe Biden in Geneva on June 16
- U.S. government officials learned about Carlson’s efforts to secure the Putin interview, Axios reported
- Carlson learned that the government was aware of his outreach, and so accused the NSA of spying on him
Tucker Carlson was talking to U.S.-based Kremlin insiders about arranging an interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin shortly before he claimed he was spied on by the NSA, according to a report.
On June 28, Carlson told his three million viewers that the day before, he had heard ‘from a whistleblower within the U.S. government who reached out to warn us that the NSA is monitoring our electronic communications and is planning to leak them in an attempt to take this show off the air.’
The NSA took the highly unusual step of denying his allegation, but Carlson has insisted that his emails were intercepted.
He said the whistleblower knew details that could only have come from his email.
Tucker Carlson, the Fox News host, on Wednesday doubled down on his claims that the NSA had spied on his emails in June. Carlson, according to Axios, was trying to set up an interview with Vladimir Putin at the time
Putin met Joe Biden in Geneva on June 16.
It was unclear who Carlson was speaking to, and the interview with Putin never materialized.
Sources told Axios that U.S. government officials learned about Carlson’s efforts to secure the Putin interview. Carlson learned that the government was aware of his outreach, and so accused the NSA of spying on him.