DID THE GOVERNMENT HACK SHARYL ATTKISSON’S COMPUTER?

A burglar opening a safe that is a computer screenI think there is little doubt they did.  CBS has confirmed that Attkisson’s computer was hacked multiple times as she was investigating the Fast and Furious scandal as well as the attack on the embassy in Benghazi.  CBS hired a security firm to examine Attkisson’s computer.  CBS spokesperson, Sonya McNair, released the following statement:

“A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.

This party also used sophisticated methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity, and alter system times to cause further confusion.

CBS News is taking steps to identify the responsible party and their method of access.”

At the time Attkisson first reported her computer being hacked, she also said there had been a situation involving her house.  Now, I won’t say it was Obama, but let’s look at this logically.  Who had something to gain by finding out what she had on her computer?  Another news organization certainly might, except for the fact none of them are covering either story, and in fact are avoiding them like the plague.

Perhaps a hacker wanting to embarrass Obama with whatever revelations Attkisson had found.  Nope.  If that were the case, they would have released it long ago.  Certainly, Attkisson had plenty of embarrassing information on the government’s handling of both situations.  So that pretty well only leaves the Obama regime.  It’s not like they haven’t done it before.  Just ask Rosen of Fox News or the AP.

The Justice Department released their own statement:

“To our knowledge, the Justice Department has never compromised Ms. Attkisson’s computers, or otherwise sought any information from or concerning any telephone, computer, or other media device she may own or use.”

Well, that satisfies me.  I mean, would Eric Holder lie?  Would the Obama regime mislead people?  Would Politico and the New York Times work side by side with PMSDNC to obscure the facts and attempt to convince the people not to pay attention to the man behind the curtain? Yes.

Steven Ahle is the Editor of Red Statements and a regular contributor to The D.C. Clothesline.

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