The following is a news analysis and update on Attkisson v. DOJ
After more than 18 months, one defendant in my government computer intrusion case lawsuit, ex-Secret Service agent Shaun Bridges, who was already in prison for a different crime, hadn't answered the complaint. (The answer was due in a matter of weeks.) That means we win— Well, unless you're fighting the government.
After we filed for default, the ex-Secret Service agent, Bridges, suddenly shows up more than a year and a half late and asks for another month's time, which the court grants.
As that time is almost up this week, Bridges now tells the court that he’s consulted with Secret Service, which is recommending the Department of Justice defend him in my case. He wants more time so DOJ can review that request.
It must be nice not to have to meet legal deadlines or rules.
I wouldn’t know: We have airtight forensics proving the government intrusion, sworn testimony from federal agents, yet we can’t seem to make headway as the government claims immunity and one technicality after another. And if we forget to dot an "I," our case is dismissed.
Long ago, the government should have apologized and put the guilty agents in prison-- or even pretend to be interested in finding out who did it and holding them accountable.
Meantime, the government runs up our legal bills, while using unlimited tax money to defend the guilty agents.
And as the years go by, the government has continued to illegally spy on many people, in part because nobody was held accountable in my case or the many others.