McCarthy says he has asked Rep. Nunes to investigate the NSA, cites Tucker Carlson’s claim

Wednesday, GOP Leader McCarthy tweeted For the past several months, I’ve seen a disturbing trend at the National Security Agency. The NSA cannot be used as a political instrument.”

“I’ve asked Rep. Devin Nunes to investigate and find answers on behalf of the American people,” he added.

In the statement McCarthy says “Earlier this year, I sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Austin expressing concern over the politicization of the Agency through the sidelining of Michael Ellis as NSA General Counsel. I asked that Mr. Ellis be reinstated and expressed my concern regarding undue political influence in NSA placing Mr. Ellis on administrative leave.”

“Separately, it has recently come to my attention that NSA has refused to deliver information requested by the Republican Members on the House Intelligence Committee who are trying to fulfill their oversight responsibilities,” he continues.”

“Now, there is a public report that NSA read the emails of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. Although NSA publicly denied targeting Carlson, I have serious questions regarding this matter that must be answered,” McCarthy adds.

“Given this disturbing trend, I’ve asked HPSCI Ranking Member Devin Nunes to investigate and find answers on behalf of the American people. The NSA cannot be used as a political instrument, and House Republicans will ensure accountability and transparency,” he concludes.

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