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The Government Spied on Me. You Could Be Next.
Real Clear Politics ^ | May 10, 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 05/10/2019 1:23:00 PM PDT by detective

It was bad enough when the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder engaged in spying on journalist James Rosen (and even spied on his parents' phone records). And the same cast of characters secretly spied on Associated Press reporters -- also in the name of tracking down government leakers.

Amid those discoveries were NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations about massive government spying on the citizenry, which Director of National Intelligence James Clapper had denied under oath. As the dominos began to fall, Holder expressed some regret, particularly as it applied to the intrusion upon journalists, who until the Obama administration had been considered largely off limits for the government's intel dragnet.

Then there's my case.

During the same period, intelligence sources alerted me that the government was spying on my electronic devices while I was an investigative reporter at CBS News. I was often working with whistleblowers inside the administration: honest people willing to expose bad things going on inside the federal government.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: attkisson; comeyspygate; holder; obama; obamaspygate; sharylattkisson; spygate
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This is an excellent article.
1 posted on 05/10/2019 1:23:01 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

If anyone deserves a Nobel Prize for Journalism it is Sharyl Attkisson.


2 posted on 05/10/2019 1:34:33 PM PDT by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: detective

Not possible. Our government doesn’t “spy” on anyone. At least according to Former FBI Director James Comey.


3 posted on 05/10/2019 1:35:24 PM PDT by Theo (FReeping since 1998 ... drain the swamp.)
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To: detective
Apparently, coming clean in that way would open a can of worms – one I suspect is larger than anything we've heard discussed to date.

The "can of worms" would likely involve exposing the activities, persons and approvers who allow this unlawful and expansive intrusion to continue unabated.

She deserves great credit for her personal courage for taking on this battle for every citizen.

4 posted on 05/10/2019 1:39:57 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Theo

Ask Comeystain what became of Deep Throat.

He was convicted of spying on The Weathermen.


5 posted on 05/10/2019 1:40:33 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: detective
Just a few links to show how the FedGov spied on Sharyl...

Sharyl Attkisson: I Don't Think I Was the Only Reporter the Government Surveilled

‎7‎/‎28‎/‎2018‎ ‎11‎:‎36‎:‎27‎ ‎AM · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
PJ Media ^ | JULY 27, 2018 | DEBRA HEINE
 

My news testimony about the government’s intrusions into my computers (Sharyl Attkisson)

‎7‎/‎27‎/‎2018‎ ‎8‎:‎14‎:‎29‎ ‎AM · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
SharylAttkisson.com ^ | July 26, 2018 | SHARYL ATTKISSON
 

Sharyl Attkisson Accuses Obama DOJ of Secretly Swapping Out Her Computer Hard Drive

‎3‎/‎1‎/‎2018‎ ‎12‎:‎27‎:‎49‎ ‎PM · by Cats Pajamas · 31 replies
PJ Media ^ | March 1, 2018 | Paula Bolyard
 

In Explosive Accusation, Sharyl Attkisson Says Obama DOJ Secretly Switched Her Computer Hard Drive

‎3‎/‎1‎/‎2018‎ ‎12‎:‎21‎:‎25‎ ‎PM · by Cheerio · 28 replies
Gateway Pundit ^ | March 1, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
 

It looks like Obama did spy on Trump, just as he apparently did to me

‎9‎/‎20‎/‎2017‎ ‎3‎:‎58‎:‎50‎ ‎PM · by ForYourChildren · 34 replies
The Hill ^ | Sharyl Attkisson,
 

Attkisson v. Eric Holder, Department of Justice, et al

‎4‎/‎14‎/‎2017‎ ‎2‎:‎00‎:‎11‎ ‎PM · by confederatecarpetbag · 18 replies
SharylAttkisson.com ^ | April 2, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
 

Reporter Sharyl Attkisson says feds hacked computer, CBS protected Obama

‎3‎/‎5‎/‎2017‎ ‎3‎:‎16‎:‎46‎ ‎PM · by Freedom56v2 · 41 replies
Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
 

The highly sophisticated hacking of Sharyl Attkisson's computers

‎10‎/‎27‎/‎2014‎ ‎11‎:‎17‎:‎28‎ ‎PM · by EternalVigilance · 69 replies
Fox News ^ | Oct. 27, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
 
 
More. Much, much more.....

6 posted on 05/10/2019 1:40:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd ( Import the third world and you'll become the third world.)
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“Just a few links to show how the FedGov spied on Sharyl”

Thanks for the information and the links.

I am very familiar with how the Obama administration and the FBI under Comey illegally spied on Sharyl Attkisson.

I am also aware of how the management at CBS News betrayed her.

I am also aware of how the fake news media supported the Obama administration when they illegally spied on her.


7 posted on 05/10/2019 1:57:51 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

I think it all fell apart for poor Sharyl when she reported on the Benghazi scandal.

A journalist telling the truth? No wonder the Deep State hacked her computer and See BS fired her.


8 posted on 05/10/2019 2:03:18 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd ( Import the third world and you'll become the third world.)
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To: BushCountry

Agreed.
She one of the very few who is an honest reporter.


9 posted on 05/10/2019 2:14:12 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: detective; acapesket; al baby; AllAmericanGirl44; Art in Idaho; BatGuano; Batman11; Bob434; ...

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10 posted on 05/10/2019 2:27:50 PM PDT by upchuck ("Bloggers" is the most abused forum on FR. Most posts made there should be in chat.)
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She is on John Carlson’s radio show every Friday morning in Seattle. She’s doing her test for a 5th DEGREE BLACK BELT tonight. Impressive.


11 posted on 05/10/2019 3:05:46 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: Starboard

1. Everything that you put on the Internet is saved and analyzed.

2. When you leave your house, make sure that your hair is combed. You are under observation.

3. Your cell phone is listening to you as you carry on a conversation. No one knows who uses the info.

4. We are no longer a “free nation”


12 posted on 05/10/2019 3:21:36 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (An old sailor sends)
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To: detective

“The Government Spied on Me. You Could Be Next.”

And???!!!

Find the democrat prick who did it, and meet the squish at the vegetable section in Publix.

Drag the weenie to the back of the store and kick his a$$.

This isn’t rocket science, people. Kicking butt is how our founders rid themselves of King George spies and bureaucrats. You identified them, dragged them into the street, kicked their butts and they disappeared out of fear of dying.


13 posted on 05/10/2019 4:13:40 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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To: detective

There is likely a ‘file’

on each and every person in

the technologically connected world.

The only thing that keeps it

from being used against us is

the integrity of it’s gatekeepers.

It will be soon revealed that

those in power have been abusing

the system far far more widely and

to an unimaginable extent and

for even the most frivolous

of reasons.

7


14 posted on 05/10/2019 4:32:22 PM PDT by infool7 (Observe, Orient, Pray, Decide, Act!(it's an OOPDA loop))
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To: BushCountry

Amen!

She has paid a higher price, with less praise, than many.

There are several very worthy journalists extant, mostly women, but I think she is at the top.


15 posted on 05/10/2019 5:10:34 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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To: Mama Shawna

Why am I not surprised? A warrior.

(My best friend shares your name, same spelling.)


16 posted on 05/10/2019 5:12:55 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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To: sergeantdave

They did so corporately, in actual, open warfare. The Founding Fathers were extremely well educated and civilized, and they prosecuted the war for liberation wisely. If they had not done so, they would have lost.

They did not do so individually, as vigilantes, in an advanced-technology state that applies rule of law selectively and aggressively in favor of the “democrat prick” who was assaulted.

Manafort is in solitary confinement. Podesta is not.

Stone was SWATted at dawn. McCabe was not.


17 posted on 05/10/2019 5:23:00 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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To: detective

You [we] are and have been next. Anyone who doesn’t think with all the cameras, recording and monitoring equipment in use today that the Government is not spying on us is living in a fool’s paradise.


18 posted on 05/10/2019 5:28:16 PM PDT by sport
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To: YogicCowboy

What are you talking about?


19 posted on 05/10/2019 7:17:13 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Teach a man to fish and he'll steal your gear and sell it)
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To: Theo

Yes, it’s not “spying” when they do it.


20 posted on 05/10/2019 7:28:18 PM PDT by gogeo (Liberal politics and mental instability; coincidence, correlation, or causation?)
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