NSA Denial Is More Lies

PUBLISHED: 1:00 PM 30 Jun 2021
UPDATED: 4:52 PM 30 Jun 2021

NSA ‘Responds’ To Tucker With Denial That Says Nothing: Tucker Reaffirms Evidence

The NSA is lying, and their denial is a joke to anyone with intelligence… in fact, it’s horrifying that they can use this sort of political and generic rhetoric to fool people.

This is outrageous. (Source: YouTube Screenshot)

The National Security Agency responded to Tucker Carlson’s announcement that they were illegally spying on him by providing a generic and political statement (and then immediately disabling comments).

Conservative Treehouse explained:

Last night Fox news host Tucker Carlson reported on a whistleblower contact from within the intelligence community who informed him the NSA was conducting electronic surveillance of his private communication (email and text messages).

Techno Fog spotted something most of us would also note {SEE HERE} the NSA statement is an obtuse non-denial.   However, there’s a lot more in that statement that should alarm everyone.  I don’t know if I can cover it all here; this is actually serendipitous for a larger framework article I have been working on.  But here’s some top-line initial reactions.

First, notice the time of the tweet message.  Exactly 8:00pm to coincide with the beginning of Tucker Carlson’s broadcast.  That’s typical political operative snark, which wouldn’t be too surprising if it were not the fact this is from the National Security Agency.

Many people in/around the intelligence apparatus have noted and confirmed to me that most of the modern human resources, within the working analytical part of the intelligence apparatus, are immature, solitary and emotionally stunted individuals.  Accepting things as they directly appear, this subtle snark is actual confirmation.

Second, “Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the agency“, is akin to the NSA previously saying the 17 Republican candidates in the 2016  presidential race were not “officially” targets of metadata surveillance; the extraction just happened because, well, it was rogue contractors from our partner agency (FBI) using the facilitation of the NSA database for their opposition research.   Oh, well, if that’s all it was… and not official NSA conduct… then, well, okay, move along.  Or something.

In essence, TechnoFog’s point is well taken: “there’s something else going on here,” indeed there is.

Third, don’t get too granular to the point where you cannot just see the exhibited political nature of the statement.  Someone at a very high level of the NSA wanted to transmit this obtuse denial in order to give the media some framework for an Alinsky rebuttal along the lines of : right-wing ‘conspiracy theorists’ concoct wild accusation by lying about the world’s premier electronic data collection and intelligence operation.  It’s the high-minded defense that appeals to an elitist world-view of being above the fray.

The peasants are revolting and our above reproach NSA institution will not be defamed on such matters.  The New York Times, Washington Post and Politico will take that framework and run with it.

Fourth, the last paragraph is stunningly false to anyone who has watched the events of the last few years unfold within the intelligence apparatus writ large.  “The NSA has a foreign intelligence mission“…. etc etc.  Yes, technically and legally that’s accurate.  However, if the NSA is exclusively a foreign intelligence mission, then why does the FBI need access to the NSA database in order to conduct surveillance domestically?    Additionally, if the NSA is exclusively a foreign intelligence mission, then why would domestic law enforcement operations even be allowed access to that database?  The entire NSA narrative in that paragraph is brutally false; obviously so.

Fifth, this is not about Tucker Carlson.  This NSA response is directed to the claim by Tucker Carlson, but the NSA response itself is now the story here, not the Carlson claim.   This response should alarm everyone.  Personally, I would never expect the NSA to be so transparently political in any external communication.  The visibility is indicative of a more politically bold agency.  We’ve seen that bold ‘in-your-face’ approach a lot recently from the FBI, DOJ, DHS and Defense Department.

As said, I have much more on this subject that will be released in the near future…  In the interim this NSA “tweet” only highlights the baseline that Americans need to accept.

There are now officially four branches of government.  The modern and corrupt Intelligence Community, the proverbial “IC”, is the intelligence branch that supersedes the executive, legislative and judicial branches.

The Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government all defer to, and facilitate, the Intelligence branch.

The Intelligence Branch of government is a public-private partnership that includes governmental agencies and private sector technology groups, Big Tech.  The partnership is funded in part by public taxpayer dollars and massive financial interests like BlackRock and Vanguard.  The IC Branch is a partnership between the U.S. government and the private sector; that is why various elements within the Intelligence Branch use ‘contractors‘.

Imagine how much BlackRock and Vanguard would be willing to pay for access to the NSA database that collects the electronic data on every single transaction, communication, and record of every entity in the entire country.  Imagine how much money BlackRock and Vanguard could make with access to every single bit of private information within the U.S. business world.

Now that you understand the value of the public-private partnership within the newest and most powerful branch of government, the Intelligence Branch; ask yourself this question:

…What would they do to protect it?

The New York Post added:

The National Security Agency (NSA) issued a rare public statement Tuesday denying claims by Fox News host Tucker Carlson that the department had been monitoring his communications in a bid to get his top-rated show taken off the air.

“This allegation is untrue,” read the unsigned statement posted on the NSA’s Twitter account. “Tucker Carlson has never been an intelligence target of the Agency and the NSA has never had any plans to try to take his program off the air.

“NSA has a foreign intelligence mission,” the statement continued. “We target foreign powers to generate insights on foreign activities that could harm the United States. With limited exceptions (e.g. an emergency), NSA may not target a US citizen without a court order that explicitly authorizes the targeting.”

On Tuesday’s edition of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, the host called the NSA statement “infuriatingly dishonest” and “an entire paragraph of lies written purely for the benefit of the intel community’s lackeys at CNN and MSNBC”.

“Last night on this show, we made a very straightforward claim: NSA has read my private emails without my permission. Period,” Carlson stated. “That’s what we said. Tonight’s statement from the NSA does not deny that.”

Carlson recounted unsuccessful attempts by his producers to contact NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone and described the agency’s claim that he had never been an “intelligence target” as “a complete non sequitur.”

“The question remains: Did the Biden administration read my personal emails?” he asked. “That’s the question that we asked directly to NSA officials when we spoke to them about 20 minutes ago in a very heated conversation: Did you read my emails? And again, they refused to say. Again and again. And then, they refused even to explain why they couldn’t answer that simple question.

“‘We can’t tell you and we won’t tell you why we can’t tell you,’” a visibly agitated Carlson concluded. “My emails! And the message was clear: ‘We can do whatever we want. We can read your personal texts, we can read your personal emails, we can send veiled threats your way to brush you back if we don’t like your politics. We can do anything. We’re our own country, and there’s literally nothing you can do about it. We’re in charge, you are not.’ Orwellian does not begin to describe the experience.”

Carlson also dismissed White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s response when asked for comment earlier Tuesday about his allegations.

“Well, the NSA … is an entity that focuses on foreign threats and individuals who are trying, attempting to do us harm on foreign soil,” Psaki said. “So, that is their purview. But beyond that, I would point you to the intelligence community.”

“It’s like she’s reading the Wikipedia entry,” Carlson sniped.

Carlson initially claimed Monday that a “whistleblower within the US government” had reached out to warn him of the alleged surveillance.

“The whistleblower, who is in a position to know, repeated back to us information about a story that we are working on that could have only come directly from my texts and emails,” he said. “There’s no other possible source for that information, period.”

Carlson went on to claim that “the Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that … This is scary and we need to stop it right away.”

A Fox News spokesperson referred the Post to Carlson’s on-air remarks when asked for comment Tuesday night.