Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Worse Than Anything Nixon Ever Did" Former CBS Reporter's Computer Was Bugged

I think it's fair to say this has gone beyond Nixonian and into territory of fascist regimes like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union (NY Post).
In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed.
“This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying.
She speculates that the motive was to lay the groundwork for possible charges against her or her sources.
Attkisson says the source, who’s “connected to government three-letter agencies,” told her the computer was hacked into by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.”
The breach was accomplished through an “otherwise innocuous e-mail” that Attkisson says she got in February 2012, then twice “redone” and “refreshed” through a satellite hookup and a Wi-Fi connection at a Ritz-Carlton hotel.
 The spyware included programs that Attkisson says monitored her every keystroke and gave the snoops access to all her e-mails and the passwords to her financial accounts.
“The intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio, and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool,” she wrote in “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.”
Attkisson says her source — identified only as “Number One” — told her the spying was most likely not court-authorized because it went on far longer than most legal taps.
But the most shocking finding, she says, was the discovery of three classified documents that Number One told her were “buried deep in your operating system. In a place that, unless you’re a some kind of computer whiz specialist, you wouldn’t even know exists.”
“They probably planted them to be able to accuse you of having classified documents if they ever needed to do that at some point,” Number One added.
If you recall, Attkisson was about the only reporter worth their salt, ruthlessly investigating the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal and BenghaziGate, which the rest of the corrupt news media was too busy ignoring.  Interesting that "Gentle" Ben Bradlee crossed the river Styx last week, and immediately all the Watergate remembrances come out. Meanwhile, these same idiots who celebrate Watergate will worship at the altar of this Cult of Personality they created who has surpassed Nixon and every other President in abusing the power of the office.

And the idiots at her former employer, now known as See BS, are silent.

This warrants a serious Congressional investigation and a special investigator, because these are serious charges that should not happen under any President.

Anyone who values free speech and a free press should be worried.  I have no doubt that there's more to this, and that the whole IRS scandal goes all the way to the Obama Regime.

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