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The FBI released a heavily redacted document on Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings, Monday, which revealed the law-enforcement agency is continuing to investigate what it characterized as "controversial reporting" by the journalist, who died in a late-night car crash in Los Angeles in June.
The FBI turned over the three-page document to Al-Jazeera and Ryan Shapiro, a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who specializes in FOIA research, in response to a joint-Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the agency.
...The documents states that Michael Hastings was being investigated for "Controversial Reporting", which basically breaks down to the methods and practices he was using to gain information.
...It also goes on to state that some of the information has been labeled as "Secret" because of the impending investigation into the crash that took Michael Hastings' life.
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Heaven forbid the tenth Buddha hits the scene.
...A tangerine dream, if you know what I mean.
...And the lights do flicker on the show.
...'cause what the fbi don't know, the fbi don't know.
Well...If the FBI "LIES" to the citizenry...what are the consequences?
The documents state that Michael Hastings was being investigated for "Controversial Reporting", which basically breaks down to the methods and practices he was using to gain information.
Transparency supporters, whistleblowers, and investigative reporters, especially those writers who have aggressively pursued the connections between the corporate defense industry and federal and local authorities involved in domestic surveillance, have been viciously attacked by the Obama administration and its allies in the FBI and DOJ.
...One thing that did leave me wondering ..
...On page one there is quote from someone who’s name was blanked out that says, “If this deployment is lame, I’m just going to walk off into the mountains of Pakistan.” That, is the sight of a somewhat demented mind considering the end result of that decision would amount to suicide by some murderous, scurvy-ridden, low down and dirty sons-a-britches.
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...I was trying to make a connection and started to wonder IF,. ..
...when a journalist is attached to a unit, are there any contractual requirements that must be met by the journalist being attached?
...If so, are said journalists privy to "Secret" Classified information?
...Another thing I question is. .. .. If the FBI did in fact establish a link between Bowe Bergdahl and Michael Hastings, it would have had to happen long before June 7th, which also means that the file created by the FBI, on Michael Hastings would have be given life long before then as well.
the story until after the Rolling Thunder Event,scheduled for May 25-27,2012
Rolling Thunder®, Inc. Marks 25th Anniversary of Memorial Day Demonstration Events With Parents of Afghanistan POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl May 25-27, 2012, in Washington, D.C.
it wasn't even Michael Hastings that was the initial reporter...but rather - Mr. Farwell (who also works for Rolling Stone magazine)
Matt Farwell, who often worked with Hastings as his writing partner and who is finishing Hastings’s final story for Rolling Stone
From: Michael Hastings
Date: Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Subject: FBI investigations, re: NSA
'Hey... ...the Feds are interviewing my "close friends and associates." Perhaps if the authorities
arrive "BuzzFeed GQ, er HQ, may be wise to immediately request legal counsel before any conversations or interviews about our news-gathering practices or related journalism issues.
Also: I'm on a big story, and need to go off the radar for a bit.
All the best, and hope to see you all soon.
story on CIA dir. John Brennan is being held back
Or the staff sergeant from my former battalion — Second Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, Third Brigade, Tenth Mountain Division — who committed suicide by cop on Fort Drum later that year when military police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance? I didn’t know him that well and had already left Fort Drum for a cushy assignment as an assistant in a four-star general’s headquarters, but I wrote the eulogy my old company commander delivered at his funeral.
...Elise Jordan does not work for Rolling Stone...
It is...possible that they indicated to her that they were going to publish the story soon, and then it is also possible that they may be waiting for the smoke to clear.