My VIP for this week is Sharyl Attkisson who has been described as a “National news media figure and multiple award-winning, straight-shooting investigative reporter.” The Obama administration “illegally and unconstitutionally” hacked into her computer as well as trespassed at her home. She recently refiled a lawsuit against the federal government for the bad behavior of several “high profile Deep State officials.” Mark J. Fitzgibbons wrote the following about Attkisson’s first lawsuit.
Attkisson’s first lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice for failing to expressly name the government spies and conspirators who hacked her computers and remotely planted classified materials, obviously to set her up. The Department of Justice, where [Rod] Rosenstein worked, had repeatedly obstructed Attkisson’s attempts to get information through litigation discovery. The court dismissed nevertheless, and even gave immunity to former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, whom Attkisson did name in her first lawsuit.
One federal court of appeals judge even called this dismissal of her lawsuit “Kafkaesque” given how well-nigh impossible it was for her case to proceed under our justice system’s rules and judicial interpretations rigged in ways that protect government lawbreaking….
Given the problems with her first lawsuit, why did Attkisson refile it on January 10? A whistleblower came forward with information, including the fact that he was “involved with hacking her computers.” In addition, the whistleblower identified “other government officials complicit in the very disturbing spying on her. The refiled complaint quotes government forensics experts as being ‘quite shocked,’ demonstrating some within the government Intelligence Community thankfully have consciences.”
Why did the Obama administration decide to spy on Attkisson? She was relentless with her “reporting on the gun-running scandal called Fast and Furious, then continued through her reporting on the Benghazi disaster.”
It appears that Donald Trump was not the only person on whom the Obama administration spied. Sources within the government – some of those with consciences – said that Attkisson was “just one of hundreds of journalists or other American citizens who have been victims of such illegal spying.” Maybe you and I were included in the elite group! I hope Attkisson wins and wins big! Since Attkisson is funding her own costly lawsuit, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help her. If you so choose, you can link to it through Fitzgibbons article here.