from Resist the Mainstream

New House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has authorized a congressional investigation into the possible weaponization of the FBI, the CIA and the Department of Justice. In addition to investigating the FBI’s suppression or unlawful leaking of evidence and the response to the Jan. 6 protest at the Capitol, Fox News host Tucker Carlson is calling for an investigation into government infringements of personal privacy.

In 2021, Fox News host Tucker Carlson announced the National Security Agency (NSA) hacked his secure (Signal) text message account. At the time, left-leaning legacy media outlets painted Tucker as an unbalanced conspiracy theorist.

A month later, Axios reported  that Carlson’s assertions were factual. The NSA had monitored Carlson’s text messages, and a red flag was raised when Tucker texted “Kremlin intermediaries” regarding a possible trip to Russia to interview President Vladimir Putin.

Last week, during an interview on the “Full Send Podcast, Carlson again put the government breach of privacy issue in the spotlight.

Tucker elaborated on his plan to travel to Russia in the summer of 2021: “I’ve been all over the world — I feel like I’ve been everywhere except Russia,” he said. “And Russia is a combatant in a war that’s changing the world. I should go see it … and I was planning on it, and I got stopped by the U.S. government from doing it.”

Carlson asserted: “The NSA broke into my [encrypted] Signal account, which I didn’t know they could do.”

The veteran journalist complained about the breach of privacy: “I don’t have a secret life. I’m not hiding anything — but I was definitely hiding my plan to go interview Putin just because it’s an interview.”

Carlson recalled that he received “a call from somebody in Washington who [you] would know — just trust me … this person said, ‘[Are you] going to come to Washington anytime soon?’”

A few days later, the Fox News host met his contact and was shocked to be asked if he was planning a trip to see Putin.

“And I was like, ‘how would you know that?’ I hadn’t told anybody — I mean, anybody. Not my brother, not my wife, nobody. Because, you know, it’s one of a million things you’re working on, but that was one of them.”

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