The following is an excerpt from The American Thinker about Attkisson v. Rosenstein and other federal officials for the government’s illegal computer intrusions.
There are many books, TV shows, and movies about once-revered FBI agents portaying them as heroes. But after revelations concerning Donald Trump, Richard Jewell (accused of the Atlanta Olympic bombing), and well-respected journalist Sharyl Attkisson, people might be reconsidering. Maybe FBI should stand for Fear, Beware, and Intimidate, while DoJ, the parent company, should stand for Department to Obstruct Justice. Granted, many do their jobs well, but the leaders at the top are definitely suspect to having an agenda.
American Thinker had the privilege of interviewing Sharyl Attkisson, a whistleblower of sorts, about her reaction to the current climate regarding the FBI/DoJ and the lawsuit she filed. She is an investigative reporter who hosts the syndicated TV news series “Full Measure,” as well as an author publishing a new book that details the death of news, to be released right after the election.
As a CBS investigative reporter, Attkisson worked on the Fast and Furious and Benghazi scandals that occurred under the Obama Administration. In 2011, government agencies began to monitor her for having the audacity to dig into the facts of these fiascos. Using the curtain of national security, the DoJ went on the offensive, including a playbook to actively target journalists with electronic surveillance. Tasked to carry out these investigations was the FBI.
During this time, Attkisson noticed anomalies in numerous electronic devices in her home, specifically on a CBS-issued Toshiba laptop computer and a family Apple iMac desktop computer. On April 3, 2013, Attkisson filed a complaint with the DoJ Inspector General regarding these incidents of suspected government electronic surveillance and cyberstalking. On May 6, 2013, an official with the DoJ’s Inspector General office called Attkisson back, stating that the FBI denied any knowledge of any operations involving her computers or phone lines. Fed up with the DoJ and FBI’s stalling and avoidance tactics, Attkisson filed a lawsuit in 2015 suing the DoJ and Postal Service for alleged “unauthorized and illegal surveillance” of her laptops and phones between 2011 and 2013. Unfortunately, this lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice for failing to expressly name the government spies and conspirators who hacked her computers and remotely planted classified information. (Continued…)
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