Sen. Rand Paul is calling for the National Security Agency to launch an investigation into Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s allegations the agency was spying on him and leaking his private emails.
In a letter to NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, the Kentucky Republican “demanded” a probe be launched into the matter, stating that he feels “any leaks of his private emails from the NSA to other reporters” should also be probed, asserting he believes Carson should be protected under the First Amendment.
“Mr. Carlson is a journalist, who currently hosts the popular news program Tucker Carlson Tonight, and as such he is to be afforded the freedom of the press protections guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution,” he wrote.
“As you are undoubtedly aware, Mr. Carlson recently alleged on his television show that the NSA not only read his private emails relating to his attempt to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin, but also that