Inspector general probes allegation that Tucker Carlson was improperly targeted

Inspector general probes allegation that Tucker Carlson was improperly targeted

[Ed. – I say again, NSA DID NOT “unmask” Tucker Carlson in the sense everyone now thinks.  If Carlson was formally unmasked — as seems to be the case — it was an unmasking requested by another agency, probably the FBI or someone on the NSC staff.  NSA has no need to unmask Carlson.  This matters, because some other agency is getting to skate on this.  Setting the NSA IG to probe the matter is the wrong approach.  NSA already knows who requested the unmasking.  That info will be redacted from an NSA IG report.  The probe here is a paperwork drill.  It’s not going to tell us what’s going on.]

The Office of the Inspector General for the National Security Agency announced Tuesday an investigation has been launched after Fox News anchor and journalist Tucker Carlson was unmasked.

“The National Security Agency Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced that it is conducting a review related to recent allegations that the NSA improperly targeted the communications of a member of the U.S. news media. The OIG is examining NSA’s compliance with applicable legal authorities and Agency policies and procedures regarding collection, analysis, reporting, and dissemination activities, including unmasking procedures, and whether any such actions were based upon improper considerations. If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider other issues that may arise during the review,” the office released in a statement.

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