CBS reporter Attkisson says her home and office computers were 'compromised'

Rick Moran
CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson - one of the few reporters outside of Fox News who broke stories on Fast and Furious and Benghazi - said that a person or persons unknown had "compromised' both her home and office computers.

"I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I'm not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I've been patient and methodical about this matter," Attkisson told POLITICO on Tuesday. "I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public."

 

In an earlier interview with WPHT Philadelphia, Attkisson said that though she did not know the full details of the intrustion, "there could be some relationship between these things and what's happened to James [Rosen]," the Fox News reporter who became the subject of a Justice Dept. investigation after reporting on CIA intelligence about North Korea in 2009.

On Sunday, The Washington Post reported that the Justice Dept. had searched Rosen's personal e-mails and tracked his visits to the State Dept. The court affadavit described Rosen as "at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator" of his government source, presumably because he had solicited classified information from that source -- an argument that has been heavily criticized by other journalists.

 

Attkisson told WPHT that irregular activity on her computer was first identified in Feb. 2011, when she was reporting on the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal and on the Obama administration's green energy spending, which she said "the administration was very sensitive about." Attkisson has also been a persistent investigator of the events surrounding last year's attack in Benghazi, and its aftermath.

As Allah points out, there may be other explanations for Attkisson's computers being hacked. But reading between the lines of her statement to Politico, it would seem that she believes there is a connection with the DoJ leak investigations.

The Justice Department denies targeting Attkisson, which makes the possibilities even more chilling. Someone wanted to know what Attkisson knew about two administration scandals and were willing to break the law to find out.

The plot is thickening.

CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson - one of the few reporters outside of Fox News who broke stories on Fast and Furious and Benghazi - said that a person or persons unknown had "compromised' both her home and office computers.

"I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I'm not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I've been patient and methodical about this matter," Attkisson told POLITICO on Tuesday. "I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public."

 

In an earlier interview with WPHT Philadelphia, Attkisson said that though she did not know the full details of the intrustion, "there could be some relationship between these things and what's happened to James [Rosen]," the Fox News reporter who became the subject of a Justice Dept. investigation after reporting on CIA intelligence about North Korea in 2009.

On Sunday, The Washington Post reported that the Justice Dept. had searched Rosen's personal e-mails and tracked his visits to the State Dept. The court affadavit described Rosen as "at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator" of his government source, presumably because he had solicited classified information from that source -- an argument that has been heavily criticized by other journalists.

 

Attkisson told WPHT that irregular activity on her computer was first identified in Feb. 2011, when she was reporting on the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal and on the Obama administration's green energy spending, which she said "the administration was very sensitive about." Attkisson has also been a persistent investigator of the events surrounding last year's attack in Benghazi, and its aftermath.

As Allah points out, there may be other explanations for Attkisson's computers being hacked. But reading between the lines of her statement to Politico, it would seem that she believes there is a connection with the DoJ leak investigations.

The Justice Department denies targeting Attkisson, which makes the possibilities even more chilling. Someone wanted to know what Attkisson knew about two administration scandals and were willing to break the law to find out.

The plot is thickening.