NSA watchdog to investigate allegations of spying on Fox News' Tucker Carlson

The NSA announced its internal watchdog is reviewing allegations that the agency improperly spied on a member of the U.S. media
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Tucker Carlson in 2018
Tucker Carlson in 2018
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The National Security Agency's (NSA) Inspector General announced Tuesday it is conducting an investigation into whether the agency improperly targeted Fox News host Tucker Carlson for spying. 

The announcement did not specifically identify Carlson, but made reference to a member of the United States media.

"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 consideration,"  Inspector General Robert Storch said.