(FiveNation.com)- Tucker Carlson, a host on Fox News, claimed he yelled at a prominent House Republican who called him a Russian agent.
On the Tuesday episode of Tulsi Gabbard’s podcast, The Tulsi Gabbard Show, Carlson talked about his attempts to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin and how those efforts put him in the sights of the National Security Agency. Carlson had previously accused the NSA of spying on him; the organization denied the claims but said it would look into them.
Carlson stated to Gabbard, a longtime opponent of US intelligence agencies, that he thinks some Congress members are under the formidable organizations’ control.
“I’m not speculating when I say that some members of Congress are under the control of the intelligence services. I spent 35 years living in Washington, DC, as you may know,” Carlson said. “I know this,” he flatly stated.
He asserted that a “very high-ranking member of the House Intel Committee” informed him about NSA text message spying after drinking.
Carlson then recalled an argument with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), who, based on information from the congressman’s intelligence briefers, accused him of being a Russian agent.
The conversation started with Carlson saying, “I got into a fight with him once last year on the phone — he had told somebody that I was a Russian agent or something, and I was outraged.”
The Fox host claimed he used “bad language” during the conversation with McCaul, who simply responded, “That’s what the intel briefers told me — that you were working for Russia,” when asked about the accusation.
Carlson was incredulous.“That’s what the intel briefers told you? You believe your f*cking intel briefers? Like, how old are you, son? Your intel briefers are manipulating you, duh!”
According to intelligence officials, McCaul allegedly informed Carlson that there was “all kinds of corroborating evidence” that the Fox News host was a Russian agent.
Carlson declared, “I’m an American; I was born here. “I have never lived elsewhere. Pretty patriotic. Like what an outrageous thing to say!”
According to Carlson, more members of Congress are being coerced by intelligence agencies, and they comply out of fear that their weaknesses might be revealed.
“if you have a drinking problem or you’re not, you have a complicated personal life — and a lot of people do, particularly in DC — you’re vulnerable.”