A government informant names former U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who is also former U.S. Attorney General, as the man who led a multi-agency federal task force that illegally surveilling journalist Sharyl Attkisson and other U.S. citizens between 2011 and 2013.
The new disclosures have allowed Attkisson to petition to re-file a lawsuit that was previously dismissed. The trial court judge objected to Attkisson suing "John Doe" federal agents, saying Attkisson should know the names of the agents. Attkisson countered that she had no meaningful opportunity to identify the agents with access to the government spyware found in her computer, because the Department of Justice and intelligence agencies refused to provide the discovery needed.
In a dissenting opinion to the original dismissal, Appellate Judge James Wynn, Jr. sided with Attkisson and wrote:
This court long has held that plaintiffs - like Attkisson - who state a plausible claim that unnamed defendants violated their constitutional or statutory rights are entitled to a meaningful opportunity to engage in discovery.Dissenting opinion of Judge James Wynn, Jr.
The judge left open the option for Attkisson to refile if she could identify the agents. Now, with information from one of the government agents who conducted the illegal surveillance against her, Attkisson has done just that.
Attkisson was first targeted for surveillance by the government, according to one of the federal agents involved, because of her coverage of the "gun walking" operation, Fast and Furious.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr, asking for answers to the questions raised by Attkisson's lawsuit:
It is well past time that Attkisson, Congress, and the American public receive answers to questions that have remained outstanding for over six years.Senator Ron Johnson in letter to Attorney General William Barr, Jan. 2020
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Stacy Alario-Chrisman says
Behind you all the way Sharyl!
Sharyl Attkisson says
Thank you Stacy!!
Sharon Rondeau says
Wasn't Rosenstein "Deputy" Attorney General and "Acting" Attorney General for purposes of the Special Counsel investigation? He was a U.S. attorney also, as is stated.
GEORGE EADY says
KEEP UP THE FIGHT YOUNG LADY. IF YOU STOP OR SLOW THEM DOWN ON THIS CRAP . AT THE TOP . THEM OF MEAMS . THEN JEST MAYBE US DOWN HERE MIGHT GET SOME HELP AS WELL. THEY SPY ON US ALL . FOR ONE REASON OR A NOTHER
Kathryn B says
Praying for you Sharyl. Wishing you every success in this fight. We can't believe what you have gone through and hope you get a fair outcome that compensates you for your losses and the stress. We are amazed that you have some fight left in you and hope that you feel the support from all over the country.
From time to time I search on your lawsuit and it's current status to see where things have gone because I consider your efforts to be epic and of the greatest importance to our democracy.
However I find the timeline of the saga to be very hard to follow and it would help periodic readers like myself if you would consider adding post dates to your blog headers. The closest dating method at the moment is to scroll down to the first article comments.
Thank you and please keep up the good fight!!!