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The Obama Administration's Attempt to Silence Sharyl Attkisson

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posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 06:37 PM
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An important update to an old story was released two weeks ago and I would like to share it with ATS. It corroborates nicely with what we've been witnessing take place lately in Washington, so I hope this gets the attention it deserves. Any help would be appreciated.

Bombshell: How Far Did Obama Spying Go? The Sharyl Attkisson Case

Bloomberg reports: “One U.S. official familiar with the reports said they contained valuable political information on the Trump transition such as whom the Trump team was meeting, the views of Trump associates on foreign policy matters and plans for the incoming administration.”

The reason why the Susan Rice scandal is so important, is because if a proper investigation and hearing takes place, there’s a good possibility that Obama spied on other Americans who were critical of his administration. The term "fake news" hadn't been invented yet.


For example, former CBS star investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson—who has sued members of the Obama team and several federal agencies. That lawsuit has just been referred to another venue by the judge in the case. He could have dismissed the suit, but wants Attkisson to have her day in court.

You might remember Attkisson was uncovering highly embarrassing details about the gun-walking operation, Fast & Furious, and the attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi. She was making the Obama administration extremely uncomfortable.

I highly suggest that you read the next part. If true, it alludes to the fact that someone in the federal government, possibly ordered by the Obama administration, was trying to keep Sharyl quiet. She proved to be a staunch journalistic adversary during his presidency.

Judge Emet Sullivan’s recent order:


“In 2011——at the same time that Ms. Attkisson was conducting investigations and issuing certain of her high-profile news reports——the Attkissons ‘began to notice anomalies in numerous electronic devices at their home in Virginia.’ These anomalies included Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer and a family desktop computer ‘turning on and off at night without input from anyone in the household,’ ‘the house alarm chirping daily at different times,’ and ‘television problems, including interference.’ All of these electronic devices used ‘the Verizon FiOS line installed in [the Attkissons’] home,’ but Verizon was unable to stanch the anomalous activity despite multiple attempts. In January 2012, the Attkissons’ residential internet service ‘began constantly dropping off’.”

“In February 2012, ‘sophisticated surveillance spyware’ was installed on Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer. A later forensic computer analysis revealed that Ms. Attkisson’s laptop and the family’s desktop computer had been the ‘targets of unauthorized surveillance efforts.’ That same forensic analysis revealed that Ms. Attkisson’s mobile phone was also targeted for surveillance when it was connected to the family’s desktop computer. The infiltration of that computer and the extraction of information from it was ‘executed via an IP address owned, controlled, and operated by the United States Postal service.’ Additionally, based on the sophisticated nature of the software used to carry out the infiltration and software fingerprints indicating the use of the federal government’s proprietary software, the infiltration and surveillance appeared to be perpetrated by persons in the federal government.”

“An independent forensic computer analyst hired by CBS subsequently reported finding evidence on both Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer and her family’s desktop computer of ‘a coordinated, highly-skilled series of actions and attacks directed at the operation of the computers.’ Computer forensic analysis also indicated that remote actions were taken in December 2012 to remove the evidence of the electronic infiltration and surveillance from Ms. Attkisson’s computers and other home electronic equipment.”

The good news is, she is still around and continues to fight the good fight. On her website, she gave an update about the status of her computer intrusion lawsuit. This could get interesting…

Her website: Link

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


Many of you have asked for the status of my computer intrusion lawsuit against the federal government. On March 19, 2017, a federal judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss my computer intrusion lawsuit, and transferred the case from Washington D.C. to the Eastern District of Virginia.

She provided enough circumstantial evidence to have her case be transferred to the appropriate district. The media should be covering this considering the nature of why she was targeted and the current fiasco that the previous administration has found themselves in.

Spread the news.

edit on Sat Apr 8 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: trimmed overly long quote IMPORTANT: Using Content From Other Websites on ATS




posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 07:00 PM
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We know there are different actors of the deep state but there has to be the puppet masters to point the fingers and have enough control to get the job done .I think Sibel Edmonds is our best shot at putting faces to these controllers



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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If Sharyl Attkisson has a case to make, let's hope it gets the full attention, but it's nothing to do with Rice per se. Your link wrongly states that Rice obtained a name or names illegally, that's not correct, that's part of her job, and is very legal for construction. However If Rice had sent those unmasked names to media or anybody unauthorised ouside the NSA, that would be illegal, and nobody knows that anyway for sure as yet, and it's more like Nunes mentioned her name to get a leak out even though an investigation of the Trump campaign, and a much longer one was going on anyway, and was already known. In the meantime Nunes has done a runner.

The link says Sharyl Attkisson was investigating another topic.



edit on 6-4-2017 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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There was never enough done about Fast and Furious.

I get pissed every time I hear it brought up. Holder should be in chains over that crap, and Obama should be with him.

I hope things go well for the journalist in the OP. My disdain for MSM pretty much started around the time all of this crap was going on.

If this is what they had to deal with for going against the narrative, then it's no wonder the credibility of MSM as a whole is currently in the sh!tter... Still, I don't feel sorry for them. They choose to tow the line.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 08:33 PM
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Thank you so much for this update. She is one of few journalists I respect. I made several posts about her struggle shortly after she resigned from CBS.

The below I have taken from my ATS Thread. This is the evidence she has for that claim against the Obama administration from Judicial Watch




For instance, our initial review of the documents shows the DOJ and White House targeted then-CBS journalist Sharyl Attkisson:

On October 4, 2011, Holder’s top press aide Tracy Schmaler tells White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz, “I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She’s out of control”

Schultz responded, “Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

Schultz also detailed to Schmaler that he was working with a journalist (Susan Davis, formerly of the National Journal) to target Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA), the House Republican leading the charge on Fast and Furious:

“And I sent NJ’s Susan Davis your way. She’s writing on Issa/FandF and I said you could load her up on the leaks, etc.”

(Davis authored a critical profile of Issa a few weeks later.)

This one email chain implicates both the Obama White House and the Department of Justice in an effort to secretly undermine a congressional investigation and to suppress critical media reporting of the Obama administration. No wonder Obama waited until after he was safely reelected (and even after this year’s elections) to finally release this material that documents obstruction and abuse at the highest levels.



posted on Apr, 6 2017 @ 11:34 PM
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Thanks for the excellent update.


I'll be watching as this develops. The discovery phase should be interesting.



posted on Apr, 8 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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There were 20+ journalists Obama's admin illegally spied on to silence them.



posted on Apr, 8 2017 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: eisegesis

An important update to an old story was released two weeks ago and I would like to share it with ATS. It corroborates nicely with what we've been witnessing take place lately in Washington, so I hope this gets the attention it deserves. Any help would be appreciated.

Bombshell: How Far Did Obama Spying Go? The Sharyl Attkisson Case

Bloomberg reports: “One U.S. official familiar with the reports said they contained valuable political information on the Trump transition such as whom the Trump team was meeting, the views of Trump associates on foreign policy matters and plans for the incoming administration.”

The reason why the Susan Rice scandal is so important, is because if a proper investigation and hearing takes place, there’s a good possibility that Obama spied on other Americans who were critical of his administration. The term "fake news" hadn't been invented yet.


For example, former CBS star investigative reporter, Sharyl Attkisson—who has sued members of the Obama team and several federal agencies. That lawsuit has just been referred to another venue by the judge in the case. He could have dismissed the suit, but wants Attkisson to have her day in court.

You might remember Attkisson was uncovering highly embarrassing details about the gun-walking operation, Fast & Furious, and the attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi. She was making the Obama administration extremely uncomfortable.

I highly suggest that you read the next part. If true, it alludes to the fact that someone in the federal government, possibly ordered by the Obama administration, was trying to keep Sharyl quiet. She proved to be a staunch journalistic adversary during his presidency.

Judge Emet Sullivan’s recent order:


“In 2011——at the same time that Ms. Attkisson was conducting investigations and issuing certain of her high-profile news reports——the Attkissons ‘began to notice anomalies in numerous electronic devices at their home in Virginia.’ These anomalies included Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer and a family desktop computer ‘turning on and off at night without input from anyone in the household,’ ‘the house alarm chirping daily at different times,’ and ‘television problems, including interference.’ All of these electronic devices used ‘the Verizon FiOS line installed in [the Attkissons’] home,’ but Verizon was unable to stanch the anomalous activity despite multiple attempts. In January 2012, the Attkissons’ residential internet service ‘began constantly dropping off’.”

“In February 2012, ‘sophisticated surveillance spyware’ was installed on Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer. A later forensic computer analysis revealed that Ms. Attkisson’s laptop and the family’s desktop computer had been the ‘targets of unauthorized surveillance efforts.’ That same forensic analysis revealed that Ms. Attkisson’s mobile phone was also targeted for surveillance when it was connected to the family’s desktop computer. The infiltration of that computer and the extraction of information from it was ‘executed via an IP address owned, controlled, and operated by the United States Postal service.’ Additionally, based on the sophisticated nature of the software used to carry out the infiltration and software fingerprints indicating the use of the federal government’s proprietary software, the infiltration and surveillance appeared to be perpetrated by persons in the federal government.”

“An independent forensic computer analyst hired by CBS subsequently reported finding evidence on both Ms. Attkisson’s work-issued laptop computer and her family’s desktop computer of ‘a coordinated, highly-skilled series of actions and attacks directed at the operation of the computers.’ Computer forensic analysis also indicated that remote actions were taken in December 2012 to remove the evidence of the electronic infiltration and surveillance from Ms. Attkisson’s computers and other home electronic equipment.”

“As Ms. Attkisson’s investigations and reporting continued, in October 2012 the Attkissons noticed ‘an escalation of electronic problems at their personal residence, including interference in home and mobile phone lines, computer interference, and television interference.’ In November of that year, Ms. Attkisson’s mobile phones ‘experienced regular interruptions and interference, making telephone communications unreliable, and, at times, virtually impossible’.”

“Additionally, in December 2012, a person with government intelligence experience conducted an inspection of the exterior of the Attkissons’ Virginia home. That investigator discovered an extra Verizon FiOS fiber optics line. Soon thereafter, after a Verizon technician was instructed by Ms. Attkisson to leave the extra cable at the home, the cable disappeared, and the Attkissons were unable to determine what happened to it. In March 2013, the Attkissons’ desktop computer malfunctioned, and in September of that year, while Ms. Attkisson was working on a story at her home, she observed that her personal laptop computer was remotely accessed and controlled, resulting in data being deleted from it. On April 3, 2013, Ms. Attkisson filed a complaint with the Inspector General of the Department of Justice. The Inspector General’s investigation was limited to an analysis of the compromised desktop computer, and the partially-released report that emerged from that investigation reported ‘no evidence of intrusion,’ although it did note ‘a great deal of advanced mode computer activity not attributable to Ms. Attkisson or anybody in her household’.”

“The Attkissons allege that the ‘cyber-attacks’ they ‘suffered in [their] home’ were perpetrated by ‘personnel working on behalf of the United States.’ Accordingly, they have asserted various claims against the United States and against former Attorney General Eric Holder, former Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, and unknown agents of the Department of Justice, the United States Postal Service, and the United States, all in their individual capacities. Those claims include claims against the United States under the FTCA and claims against the individual federal officers for violations of constitutional rights under Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Fed. Bureau of Narcotics, 403 U.S. 388 (1971)…”

The good news is, she is still around and continues to fight the good fight. On her website, she gave an update about the status of her computer intrusion lawsuit. This could get interesting…

Her website: Link

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


Many of you have asked for the status of my computer intrusion lawsuit against the federal government. On March 19, 2017, a federal judge denied the government’s motion to dismiss my computer intrusion lawsuit, and transferred the case from Washington D.C. to the Eastern District of Virginia.

She provided enough circumstantial evidence to have her case be transferred to the appropriate district. The media should be covering this considering the nature of why she was targeted and the current fiasco that the previous administration has found themselves in.

Spread the news.



posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy
a reply to: eisegesis

If Sharyl Attkisson has a case to make, let's hope it gets the full attention, but it's nothing to do with Rice per se. Your link wrongly states that Rice obtained a name or names illegally, that's not correct, that's part of her job, and is very legal for construction. However If Rice had sent those unmasked names to media or anybody unauthorised ouside the NSA, that would be illegal, and nobody knows that anyway for sure as yet, and it's more like Nunes mentioned her name to get a leak out even though an investigation of the Trump campaign, and a much longer one was going on anyway, and was already known. In the meantime Nunes has done a runner.

The link says Sharyl Attkisson was investigating another topic.



If what we know and that is there's no connection between Trump and Russia then Rice even asking to unmask them is illegal for there shouldn't be any investigation at all.

The reason I say there's no collusion is if there was they would of outed it as soon as they had it like theg did to Flynn, they would of ruined Trumps election, because that was why they were spying on him and his staff to begin with.




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