"The match is about to begin," said one of the communications. The NSA didn't translate them into English or disseminate them.
Tucker Carlson said that he "felt like kind of a lunatic" when he first alleged that the NSA was "monitoring our electronic communications" on Fox News.
Rubio called the NSA's investigation into Carlson's claims "an important step toward ensuring public confidence."
U.S. intelligence was oblivious as the terrorists moved closer to succeeding in their monstrous plot. Day by day, Newsweek reconstructs the road to 9/11.
The Fox News personality's name was mentioned in communications between third parties reviewed by the NSA.
Paul joined other Republicans in calling for an investigation of Carlson's claims the NSA illegally obtained his private emails and leaked them to the press.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova mocked the controversy surrounding the Fox anchor's quest to get an interview with Vladimir Putin.
Carlson said the director of national intelligence Avril Haines "should release that information immediately."
The Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. rejected a joint U.S. and U.K. advisory alleging Moscow operatives are targeting governments around the world.
The National Security Agency said the attacks by operatives were linked to the Russian military intelligence agency.
Michael Hayden reacted angrily to the House minority leader's calls for an investigation into claims the NSA was spying on the Fox News anchor.
"Although NSA publicly denied targeting Carlson, I have serious questions regarding this matter that must be answered," Rep. Kevin McCarthy said.
The Fox News host claimed on Monday that the NSA has been spying on him but the agency denies he is an intelligence target.
Tucker Carlson said the NSA statement was "written purely for the benefit of the intel community's lackeys at CNN and MSNBC."
Carlson claimed that a whistleblower had confirmed to him that the NSA is monitoring his email and phone messages.
Tucker Carlson sensationally claimed: "The Biden administration is spying on us. We have confirmed that."
The conspiracy theorists claim the antivirus software entrepreneur leaked spying claims to the Fox News host.
The internet entrepreneur, currently facing extradition to the U.S. from New Zealand, claimed that every American journalist is being spied on.
Attorney Alison Grinter Allen posted on Twitter on Monday that Winner "is still in custody in the residential reentry process, but we are relieved and hopeful."
John Demers, the Justice Departments top NSA official, will leave his position by the end of next week after it was revealed the department seized records from Democrats and members of the media. He will be replaced by Mark Lesko, acting U.S. attorney in New York's Eastern District.
Congress must take the lead in protecting our government, our corporations and our citizens against one of the most pressing foreign threats to our national security.
To wait for the next major cyber incident before acting would be deeply unwise.
Trump granted clemency to dozens of people in the final hours of his presidency.
In a letter on Sunday, Nancy Pelosi demanded that acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller stop his plans to install Michael Ellis, an allegedly "unqualified" Trump loyalist, as the NSA General Counsel.
Many called for the intelligence specialist to be pardoned by Trump before Snowden, noting that Winner is in prison while Snowden remains free in Russia.
Jamil N. Jaffer of George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School debates Bonnie Kristian of Defense Priorities.
A offensive-oriented cyber warfare strategy is reckless.
We are already engaged in a very real cyber war. We must recognize and confront reality.
"Whether it's Xi of China, whether it's Putin, you don't get bad words against them from the Twitter handle," Congressman Adam Kinzinger said.
Speaking with Joe Rogan, NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden described ongoing efforts by the government to minimize his bestselling book, "Permanent Record" and also goes into detail on his hunt for extraterrestrial aliens in the NSA network.