“It is not normal, above-board behavior” to monitor your political opponents and trample on their privacy, Fox News host Tucker Carlson declared on his show Monday.
Carlson was reacting to allegations that the Obama administration and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice monitored the Donald Trump campaign and then, for political reasons, released information and names of Trump campaign workers:
“So, what exactly were the Obama people doing, spying on the Trump people?
"And, by the way, let’s drop the silly euphemisms. Monitoring the conversations of your political opponents and then trampling measures designed to protect their identities isn’t “incidental collection.” It is not normal, above-board behavior. It is spying.”
While Carlson noted that defenders of the spying claim it is not illegal, he said that Americans should be extremely troubled by their lack of legal protection from this type of spying:
“Our laws currently provide no serious protection to U.S. citizens who are being spied upon for political reasons by their own government.
“And worse, it actually happens. In fact, it just happened. And that is the scandal here.”