It was revealed Wednesday that Tucker Carlson was working with "Kremlin intermediaries," which appears to be the main reason that his emails may have come under the radar of American intelligence agencies.
Carlson claimed that he was approached by a source from inside the government who told him that the NSA read his emails.
The NSA responded by telling him that they don't target Americans and that anything that they would have hacked or monitored would be related to an international investigation.
People were quick to point out that Carlson probably shouldn't be contacting Kremlin intermediaries and then act surprised when his communications get swept up by American intel.
Interestingly, Carlson made it clear that there was nothing discussed that was untoward nor damaging, though some Twitter users were baffled that Carlson would spout off about being spied on by the NSA when he knew he was talking with Kremlin-connected operatives
See the comments from those commenting below:
When you’re coordinating with known spies our NSA better be listening.— Chris Hahn (@Chris Hahn) 1625704519.0
Having worked at @NSAGov I can say with 100% certainty that @TuckerCarlson is officially the biggest joke in the Ag… https://t.co/60QXNeFAEw— Malcolm Nance (@Malcolm Nance) 1625677132.0
When I was young, our FBI & intelligence folks were the good guys, and the Soviet Union was the bad guy. Today, a… https://t.co/tQh4V3USnd— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh) 1625704700.0
The NSA caught Tucker Carlson communicating with Kremlin agents. When he found out, instead of saying he was tryi… https://t.co/VH5OhauzDJ— Dell Cameron (@Dell Cameron) 1625696300.0
And if you care, Tucker Carlson is leading off his show tonight talking about Tucker Carlson, attacking our intelli… https://t.co/RSePtpH0dV— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh) 1625702656.0
New: House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy reaffirms now that Devin Nunes will investigate the NSA — after Axios reports… https://t.co/nnQvTbkVQ9— Hugo Lowell (@Hugo Lowell) 1625696433.0
Bingo. Could explain why he believes NSA captured his comms. He may have been talking to targets: Tucker Carlson so… https://t.co/TLYB2BJk2H— Frank Figliuzzi (@Frank Figliuzzi) 1625705182.0