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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Was CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Targeted By Obama's DOJ Too?

By Susan Duclos

Considering what has been revealed so far with the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) seizing the Associated Press' (AP) phone records and their secret subpoena of 21 phone lines, covering five offices where 100 reporters work and the recent news that a Fox News reporter was tracked and his personal email account obtained by the DOJ, the timing of the computer breaches of Emmy-award winning CBS News investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, is suspicious, to say the least.

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.

Attkisson, nor CBS News, is accusing the DOJ of this breach of her personal and work computers, but are diligently investigating to determine who is behind them.

"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.

The timing of her Fast and furious reports, along with White House officials screaming and cursing at her for exclusive, damning reports about the gun-walking operation, along with the recent attack on the freedom of press by the Obama administration, makes the headlined question valid and appropriate.

 "Was CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Targeted By Obama's DOJ Too?"