Published On: Fri, Jul 30th, 2021

Former Head NSA Lawyer: Tucker Carlson’s Allegations Merit Further Investigation

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The National Security Agency’s reported internal review of Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s spying allegations suggests that the matter should be investigated further, according to a former NSA general counsel. Citing two unnamed sources familiar with the matter, The Record reported last week that the NSA’s internal review found that government officials indeed “unmasked” Carlson’s identity in classified documents—supporting some of the claims the Fox News host has made against the agency. “The nation’s top electronic spy agency found that Carlson was mentioned in communications between third parties and his name was subsequently revealed through ‘unmasking,’ a process in which relevant government officials can request the identities of American citizens in intelligence reports to be divulged provided there is an official reason, such as helping them make sense of the intelligence documents they are reviewing,” The Record reported. According to former NSA general counsel Stewart Baker, this report supports the …

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