The NSA spying scandal just took a dramatic turn.
After being exposed for spying on Tucker Carlson, the NSA is under fire more than ever before.
And now, Senator Rand Paul just dropped the hammer on the NSA with one shocking move.
When Tucker Carlson publicly accused the NSA of spying on him, it triggered a firestorm in Washington, DC.
The NSA spying scandal, which first went public at the tail end of the Obama administration, seemed to make a dramatic comeback in the opening months of the Biden administration.
But Carlson’s allegations were far more disturbing than most Americans realize.
If Carlson is correct, it means that the NSA almost certainly spied on him because of his political views.
If this is true, it means that a federal agency spied on a US citizen because his political views differed from the sitting president and a majority of those who hold power in Washington, DC today.
In short, Carlson’s allegations have the potential to trigger one of the greatest political scandals in American history.
The NSA has denied spying on Carlson, but now, US Senator Rand Paul is demanding an investigation into the matter, all in an attempt to get to the truth of whether or not the NSA violated the Constitution.
The Washington Examiner reports, “Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul demanded an investigation on Friday into the National Security Agency after Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused the government body of spying on his show and unmasking his email correspondence.”
“I write to you to demand that you investigate the National Security Agency’s (NSA) alleged spying and unmasking of Tucker Carlson, as well as any leaks of his private emails from the NSA to other reporters,” Senator Paul wrote to the NSA Director, General Paul Nakasone.
Paul, a longtime defender of the Bill of Rights and a fierce critic of the NSA going all the way back to the Obama administration, has vowed to get to the bottom of this latest bombshell allegation against the mass spying agency.
If Carlson’s claims are true, it means the NSA violated his Fourth Amendment rights under the Constitution, which protects him and all US citizens from unlawful searches and seizures without a warrant.
What’s more, the possibility that Carlson was targeted explicitly because of his political views has the potential to expose a political scandal scarcely seen before in American history.
For his part, Senator Paul’s demands for an investigation into the NSA is only the latest in a long-running rivalry between him and the federal agency.
Paul led the fight against the NSA over six years ago when it was revealed they had been illegally spying on millions of American citizens without a proper warrant.
Paul also called for the resignation of NSA officials who lied under oath about the scope of the spying scandal they had overseen.
Now, it appears the NSA may be targeting their spying operation based on Americans’ political views, which would put tens of millions of conservative Americans at risk of being surveilled by their own government.