Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Obama’s War On Journalists Evident In The Case Of CBS News Journalist Sharyl Attkisson Among Others

Barack Obama

The Judiciary Report has written articles in the past regarding U.S. President Barack Obama and his absurd and alarming fixation on journalists and bloggers, whom he has unlawfully targeted throughout his presidency for criticizing him in print and online. Obama has illegally and unconstitutionally sent the IRS, FBI, DOJ, NSA and CIA after journalists and bloggers, among other outspoken critics of his policies, ordering the agency to financially abuse, harass, threaten and spy on scribes.

Obama is operating under the illegal premise that he has the right to dictate what goes into the press both on television and the internet and those who dare publicly criticize him must be illegally wiretapped, their computer and emails hacked, GPS systems initiated regarding their phones and cars to track them, among other things, in gross and criminal misuse of taxpayer money.

Sharyl Attkisson

CBS News journalist, Sharyl Attkisson, began writing investigative pieces on the Obama administration years ago and the president went berserk. Obama, engaging in crimes against the constitution and violations of the U.S. Code, order members of his administration to illegally wiretap Attkisson and hack her emails and computer. Obama was bold enough to order spyware placed on Attkisson’s computer, allowing him to get advance copies of all her unpublished articles as she worked on them for print and television, to misuse and misappropriate as he saw fit (some items he illegally gained advance copies of via spying and hacking, Obama tried to thwart before Attkisson went public with them).

Sharyl Attkisson

The illegal spyware Obama had placed on Attkisson’s computer was later detected and resulted in a lawsuit against the lawbreaking head of state and his administration. Attkisson, like me, has been repeatedly stonewalled in trying to obtain an FBI Freedom Of Information Act file (when the FBI does that they are covering up criminal activity committed by the government and others who acted in tandem with them).

I’ve stated it before and I shall state it again - there is a perversion running all the way to the top in the U.S. government, that was not present with previous administrations. The Obama Administration is mentally ill to be spying on people like this. In the latest twist, the twisted Obama Administration now has the Pentagon labeling journalists "unprivileged belligerents" giving them an unlawful right to attack and abuse journalists at will (see article excerpt below).


How did the FBI manage to “lose” Sharyl Attkisson’s file? 

Posted at 2:31 pm on November 28, 2015 - Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS reporter and independent journalist, has a long history of getting under the government’s skin. In her book Stonewalled, she detailed many of the battles she encountered when attempting to expose the truth in the tradition of the Fourth Estate and how unpopular stories tended to wind up being discounted or silenced. Later, her Nosy Nellie ways attracted the interest of the Department of Justice, though they have thus far failed to file any actual charges against her.

This week, Attkisson tells the story of how she finally sought to obtain her own FBI file and the mysterious answers she received. The bottom line for the FBI seems to be… Attkisson? Attkisson? Who is this Sharyl Attkisson person of which you speak?

Years later, in 2013, I learned of the intrusion of my work and home computers. The intruders utilized software proprietary to a U.S. government agency. I knew that the FBI had contacted CBS News and confirmed the computer intrusion. I knew that FBI case workers listed me as a “victim” in the computer intrusion, even though they never contacted me to investigate or help.

As part of my investigation to learn more about the identities of the computer intruders, I filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act request to review my FBI file (as every citizen has the right to do). I knew that — at the very least — my file would include information relevant to my White House HARD PASS background checks and the computer intrusion. But I got stonewalled.

The FBI could conceivably get away with claiming to not have any records of somebody if they were a private person who never did anything in the public eye to attract their attention. (That you know of.) But in Sharyl’s case, she had been through the full background check in the 90s to obtain approval for White House access as a reporter. Did those records simply disappear? Did the dog eat their homework?…

Sharyl Attkisson’s Scathing Indictment of Obama for Ignoring Terrorism Intel 

25 Nov 2015 - Independent investigative reporter and host of “Full Measure,” Sharyl Attkisson is giving a blistering account of what one source called Barack Obama’s potential “personality flaw,” leading him to only see and believe what he wants to see and believe when it comes to the global threat from terrorism – that, as opposed to what ground operators are actually trying to report to him.

This goes hand-in-hand with recent reports that up to 50 intelligence types claim the administration has been systematically altering intelligence reports for political reasons. She was a guest today on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Stephen K. Bannon. According to Attkisson, her sources say President Obama is “selective about what he wants to hear and wants to believe when it comes to intelligence.” “I’ve spoken with people who have dealt with the White House and feel it’s a serious issue,” added Attkisson:

For example, one concrete thing we’ve seen as a result of that is the President calling ISIS a ‘JV’ team when his ground people say they never told him that. And you have to wonder who he’s listening to and where he’s getting that information from and why he continues to go with that versus the things being told to him, or trying to be presented to him from ground level intelligence – especially when he’s been proven to be so thoroughly mistaken over and over again.

She also said one source described it as “a personality flaw”, in essence, “the inability to open your mind beyond what you want to hear, or what certain people are telling you to understand the truth of the facts may be different than what you’re hearing.” He is “very insulated by some key people who protect him from information that he doesn’t want to hear…. That’s just the way he operates, apparently,” she concluded…

Stonewalled: One Journalist's Fight against Obama's Washington

11-13-2014 - Emmy award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson's relentless pursuit of the truth put her at the top of her field. It also brought her to the attention of people in high places who wanted to shut her up. When Attkisson delved into the Fast and Furious gun scandal, reported on the disastrous rollout of Obamacare, then tried to uncover the truth of what happened to four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, something began to happen.

The Obama administration used hardball tactics to discourage, block, and suppress her investigative work and she says her bosses at CBS News did nothing. Most disturbing of all, Attkisson said her computers and phone lines were hacked and bugged by sophisticated parties most likely tied to the government. Her new book, Stonewalled, is the story of the Obama administration's efforts to monitor journalists, intimidate, and harass opposition groups, and spy on private citizens.

"(The politicians) think they own your tax dollars," she writes. "They think they own the information their agencies gather on the public's behalf. They think they're entitled to keep that information from the rest of us and "they're bloody incensed that we want it." Her book also exposes the sad state of the press and the dangerous decline of investigative journalism and truth telling in America today.

Obama’s Brutal War on the Press: “Pentagon Manual Calls for Treating Journalists as ‘Unprivileged Belligerents.’”

Global Research, August 13, 2015 - Pentagon manual calls for potentially treating journalists like ‘unprivileged belligerents.’ It’s well documented that President Barack Obama’s administration has been brutal in targeting whistleblowers who leak information to the press. The Department of Justice has spied on the Associated Press and Fox News to track down sources of information. It has slid down the World Press Freedom Index to 49th place, lower than several African and South American countries.

Now a new Pentagon document, a Law of War Manual, states that journalists can be treated like “unprivileged belligerents,” which is apparently the new term for “unlawful combatants,” which some may recall was the new term for “suspected terrorists.” According to some media coverage of the manual, military leaders are insisting they’re not declaring that journalists are the enemy. Rather they’re pointing out that journalists just might be the actual enemy, as in terrorists, spies, and propagandists posing as journalists.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, however, is concerned that the vagueness of the manual will give clearance to the military to detain and harass journalists with very little evidence that they’re doing anything but honest reporting:

This broad and poorly defined category gives U.S. military commanders across all services the purported right to at least detain journalists without charge, and without any apparent need to show evidence or bring a suspect to trial. The Obama administration’s Defense Department appears to have taken the ill-defined practices begun under the Bush administration during the War on Terror and codified them to formally govern the way U.S. military forces treat journalists covering conflicts...

Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama 

October 25, 2014 | 5:12pm  - Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so. When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack, White House national security spokesman Tommy Vietor replied, “I give up, Sharyl . . . I’ll work with more reasonable folks that follow up, I guess.”

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Another White House flack, Eric Schultz, didn’t like being pressed for answers about the Fast and Furious scandal in which American agents directed guns into the arms of Mexican drug lords. “G**dammit, Sharyl!” he screamed at her. “The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable. You’re the only one who’s not reasonable!”...

Sharyl Attkisson: Lawsuit Will Lay Bare Obama Harassment of Journalists 

By Sean Piccoli | Tuesday, 06 Jan 2015 03:40 PM  - Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that her $35 million lawsuit against the federal government won't stop this administration's bullying and intimidation of journalists, but it will drag the unsavory practices into the light for all to see.

Attkisson, who filed suit in Washington, D.C., alleging that the Obama Justice Department hacked into her computer in retaliation for her aggressive reporting, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner that she is going to court to get "facts and information" deliberately withheld by the government..."They'll continue to do whatever they do," she said of the government, which has denied the hacking.

Attkisson said she wants to "shed light on what happened, so that when some computers are illegally intruded upon — especially a journalist whose work and whose sources are compromised — it should be [considered] a very serious things, no matter where you stand." Finally, she said, a lawsuit that doesn't end harassment of journalists might still make it harder, and make officials think twice before attempting surveillance of other reporters...

James Risen calls Obama 'greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation'

Sunday 17 August 2014 21.24 BST - The New York Times reporter James Risen, who faces jail over his refusal to reveal a source and testify against a former CIA agent accused of leaking secrets, has called President Barack Obama “the greatest enemy of press freedom in a generation”. Speaking to his colleague Maureen Dowd, Risen accused the president of aggressively pursuing journalists, including himself, who report sensitive stories that reflect poorly on the US government.

Risen faces jail over his reporting of a botched intelligence operation that ended up spilling nuclear secrets to Iran. The Justice Department has long been seeking to force him to testify and name the confidential source of the account, which is contained in his 2006 book State of War. Risen recently failed in an attempt to have the supreme court review an order for him to testify, and acknowledges that he has exhausted all his legal options against the Justice Department’s pursuit of him under the controversial Espionage Act. In the face of incarceration that could come as early as this autumn, he is resorting instead to journalistic defiance...