In a new memoir, former CBS Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who has more than 30 years of experience in the news industry, details how she was spied on by the Obama Administration.
In Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against The Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, Attkisson writes that a source who is “connected to government three-letter agencies” told her that her computer was hacked into by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, non-attributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency.”
“Either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.”
Her source, referred to in the book as “Number One,” said the spying was probably not court authorized because it lasted longer than most legal searches. Attkisson also wrote that CBS was no longer interested in her stories on Benghazi, and quashed her stories on “Fast and Furious.”
In this video, Attkisson details how her computer was hacked by a “government-related entity.”
“I was at home working on questions for yet another story that the Obama Administration was unhappy with related to the Benghazi terrorists attacks.
“And as I was typing and working on questions for a Benghazi-related story, the data started wiping, kind of at hyper-speed, being deleted, as if my computer had been hijacked, and I had no control over it. I had a phone next to me, so I was able to sort of get a tilted picture of a little bit of the data being deleted.
“I knew, because I’d had so many anomalies over the past year and a half, two years, that somebody was interfering with the computer.
“It was described to me by the computer experts I consulted with afterwards that that was purely an attempt to let me know that they could do that and that they were watching, and that they were in my computer.
“I think, in general, I’m just one of the reporters, top on the list, of those that they watch, and that they disagree with, and that they fight.”
Attkisson’s book is slated for release early next month.
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