The Full Send Podcast recently shared a clip of an interview with Tucker Carlson claiming that the National Security Agency (NSA) had broken into his phone and ruined a planned interview with Vladimir Putin. Carlson said he received a call from someone in Washington who had access to text messages from his Signal account that he had exchanged with another person about a potential trip to see Putin. The person revealed that the NSA had pulled the text messages from monitoring the other person’s Signal account. Carlson expressed surprise and concern about the agency's ability to access his private communications.

Assuming Tucker Carlson’s truthfulness, this incident raises important questions about the scope and legality of the NSA's surveillance activities, as well as the potential impact on the privacy and freedom of speech of journalists and other individuals.