Stonewalled is the title of investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s first book – and stonewalling is what the Department of Justice is doing to her now. Determined to receive justice, she has a landmark lawsuit against the DOJ for electronically surveilling her computers. Multiple forensics exams have revealed the government-related remote efforts to monitor her. Government agents most likely did it because she had the “audacity” to dig into facts regarding wasteful green energy spending, as well as the Fast and Furious and Benghazi scandals.
Besides hitting a brick wall with those in the government who want to see the lawsuit eliminated, Attkisson also has to battle the enormous cost in terms of time and money.
“The government has unlimited taxpayer funds to fight my lawsuit,” Sharyl tells me. “As the expenses have grown, my primary attorney has let me go on account for his time because he considers this one of the most important cases regarding the numerous violations of a person’s rights. We have also had to hire multiple forensics experts and a constitutional law attorney.”
She went on to say, “We are arguing violations of the 4th and 1st Amendments and that of the Telecommunications Act. There are free press and privacy issues. A GoFundMe page has been set up by a diverse group of bipartisan supporters that include conservatives, liberals, and civil rights activists.”
As the organizers stated on that page, “[t]his is an extremely important case about the limits and consequences of government spying on Americans’ personal and work computers, and is being watched by many. It is in the public interest to seek accountability. It is at our own peril that we give up on the old fashioned free press and privacy notions set forth in our Constitution.”
This is not a Vince Flynn thriller novel, but reality. In 2013, CBS reported, “[A] cybersecurity firm hired by CBS News ‘has determined through forensic analysis’ that ‘Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions in late 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts.'” MORE HERE