Here’s a spot of good news for all Americans: Investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson is finally able to move forward with her lawsuit against the Obama administration’s Department of Justice. The case relates to Operation Fast & Furious – Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder’s Helter Skelter plot way back in 2011 to sell guns to a Mexican drug cartel in order to get American civilians killed and thus undermine the Second Amendment.
Why has the case taken so long to move forward? Mainly, because the Department of Justice never plays fair when citizens try to sue it for wrongdoing.
Attkisson’s phones, computers and other devices started acting strangely back in 2011 when she was investigating Fast & Furious for CBS News. The oddities continued for years, including when she was investigating the Benghazi attacks of 2012. When Attkisson grew suspicious, she paid to have multiple forensic examinations of her electronic devices.
Every exam returned the same result: Her computers and phones, and the computers and phones of her husband and underage daughter, had all been infected with proprietary CIA, FBI and NSA spying software.
AND all of the intrusions happened from IP addresses at federal government computers, often from innocuous locations like the US Postal Service.
An appeals court ruled in March of 2019 that Attkisson’s case against the government should be dismissed, because it took her too long to identify the names of the DOJ officials who had hacked her devices. This was a curious ruling, given that the DOJ had ignored 12 court-ordered subpoenas to share the names of the spying individuals with Attkisson’s legal team over the years.
After denying her discovery during the legal process, the court ruled she had taken too long. As if the ruling were not insulting enough, the appeals court also ruled that Eric Holder had immunity from being sued by Attkisson – just to be on the safe side.
But Attkisson has refiled the lawsuit this year, because now she has uncovered the names of the individuals who hacked her computers and spied on her – and her family – without a warrant.
Rod Rosenstein was the US Attorney in Baltimore at the time when Attkisson’s devices were hacked, and he is named as the main defendant.
His name sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Rosenstein served as Acting Attorney General during the Russian collusion investigation, oversaw the Robert Mueller witch hunt, and “joked” in May of 2017 that he was willing to wear a wire to spy on President Donald Trump as part of a scheme to have Trump declared crazy and removed from office under the 25th Amendment.
Rosenstein was also a colleague of Barack Obama’s at Harvard in the 1980s, for whatever that’s worth.
The other named defendants in Attkisson’s suit are Shawn Henry, Sean Wesley Bridges, Robert Clarke and Ryan White.
Shawn Henry was one of former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s flunkies. Mueller appointed him as the executive director of the FBI’s Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch in 2010. Henry quit that job in 2010 to become the president of… CrowdStrike. You can’t make this stuff up.
CrowdStrike, of course, is the cybersecurity firm founded by a Russian national (Dmitri Alperotovich) that was the only organization ever allowed to investigate the DNC server that was supposedly “hacked” during the 2016 election. CrowdStrike, you’ll remember, claimed that “Russians” hacked the DNC server and then wouldn’t allow anyone else to investigate the server – a wish that the FBI under then-Director James Comey curiously complied with.
Sean Wesley Bridges was a Secret Service agent during the Obama years. He’s now in prison on corruption charges related to his work on the Silk Road Task Force under Rosenstein, which was investigating drug trafficking when Attkisson’s computers were hacked by the government.
Robert Clarke was another member of Rosenstein’s Silk Road Task Force, and Ryan White was an undercover informant working directly for Rosenstein.
It’s not looking good for Russian collusion co-conspirator Rod Rosenstein. With the new evidence that Attkisson’s legal team has uncovered, and now sued the DOJ over, Sen. Ron Johnson is getting involved. As Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Johnson says that based on the recent FISA abuses linked to Rod Rosenstein, he’s urging that the investigation into Attkisson’s claims against Rosenstein be reopened.
Here’s hoping that Attkisson prevails, because the Obama Justice Department had no legal basis to be spying on one of the few reporters who had the guts to investigate Fast & Furious.