That's what a new lawsuit by Sharryl Atkisson suggests. I'm already spread thin, but you can read about the new lawsuit at American Greatness: New Lawsuit Claims Rod Rosenstein Led Task Force that Spied on Sharyl Attkisson’s Computers.
Of particular note is that, in addition to Rosenstein, another named defendant is Shawn Henry, who is currently president of Crowdstrike Services. At the time, Henry was executive assistant director (EAD) of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch (CCRSB), working for Robert "Bob" Mueller. Rosenstein, Mueller, Henry--it's a small world.
Here's a short excerpt from the article. For some reason I'm very familiar with the name Les Szwajkowski, but for the moment can't pinpoint it:
As part of the lawsuit, former FBI Unit Chief Les Szwajkowski confirms that he facilitated a forensic exam in January of 2013 that revealed government surveillance spyware in Attkisson’s computer. Szwajkowski signed a sworn Affidavit confirming the government intrusion into Attkisson’s computers.
The specialist quickly identified spyware proprietary to the federal government in Attkisson’s computer, according to Szwajkowski. He advised Attkisson that he and his intel associates were “shocked” that the government had used covert surveillance on a national journalist and he said they thought it was “outrageous.”
Szwajkowski says he reported to Attkisson that the analysis showed clear evidence that her computer was infiltrated with government spyware proprietary to the CIA, FBI or National Security Agency (NSA). Forensics indicated the particular intrusion uncovered by the analysis was accomplished through software attached to an otherwise innocuous email sent to Attkisson in February 2012.
Attkisson alleges that “numerous other Americans” were also targeted by Rosenstein’s unit while he was the U.S. Attorney in Baltimore, Maryland.
Meanwhile Don Surber has picked up on a Newsbusters report on Project Cassandra:ReplyDelete
Ben Rhodes ran the PR for Obama giving Iran $150 billion. Rhodes's brother runs the news at CBS. That network argued that gee, Obama did not give the money to Iran because it was theirs all along as frozen assets -- plus interest. Nobody is talking about Obama's bigger gift to Iran: dropping the investigation of its drugs and for terrorism program.
Thanks. Great read.Delete
Each new angle into corruption and abuse at the DOJ reveals an interconnected cabal of bad actors. There is just so much to unwrap. Durham could have his own permanent department prosecuting every strand of corruption. Pull one string and an entire career's worth of high profile corruption investigations spill out. I think I remember Barr describing Spring as a timeline for potential "watershed" events in Durham's work. I can imagine that if and when actual prosecutions happen, they will keep on going for a very long time.ReplyDelete
Think about it. The Obama/Clinton crowd hit the ground running in 2008. 8 years worth of criminality with associated disinformation and coverup all perpetrated by experienced experts.Delete
I have commented before that every time Durham turns around, there is another rabbit hole of criminality to go down associated with the Obama Administration. And yet, there is much more (and much worse) to be revealed.ReplyDelete
It is not an exaggeration to state that the Deep State's best defense may be that the depth and breadth of the Obama era corruption is so vast and so deep that, if fully exposed, would risk fomenting another 1776-style rebellion.
8 years of hard work, by experts in criminality.Delete
This is why I take issue with Margot Cleveland's uncritical acceptance of Horowitz's suggestion that prosecutors were victims of the FBI's abuse of the CHS program. Prosecutors aided and abetted it because they gained from it.Delete
As Anon said: "All you need is a few people in high legal places looking out and covering for you ..."Delete
This is further evidence that the illegal surveillance of citizens by the Deep State didn't start with the Trump Campaign -- that was only the most recent example we know of.ReplyDelete
It also provides a hint as to why the Deep State was "All Hands on Deck" to stop Trump from winning the election -- he was not a politician beholden to various power brokers, and thus could not be counted on to look the other way at these sorts of illegal activities by government officials.
I have long suspected the illegal activities go back many administrations, and would not be surprised if some of it occurred under GOP presidents. That makes this a bipartisan scandal, which is why it is so hard to get people in Congress to vigorous back getting to the the bottom of this scandal.
Many Sacred Cows will be gored in the process of getting the Truth out.
It started with the Patriot Act and GWOT. Congress ended up ratifying some of Bush's abuses, which cleared the way for Obama. It was largely bipartisan.Delete
"Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital "pocket litter." It is, in some measure, the realization of the "total information awareness" program created during the first term of the Bush administration—an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans' privacy"Delete
I sure would like to know the full Awan story, and why NOBODY in DC seemed to want to get to the bottom of it. Maybe Barr/Durham?Delete
I guess that's why 'they' chose Rod to be DAG. They already owned him.ReplyDelete
A reliable GOPe figure, like Comey.Delete
BTW, what are the odds that Rosenstein "went rogue" with this illegal surveillance, without being assured by people above him in DOJ that they "had his back"?ReplyDelete
Slim to none.Delete