Former CBS News reporter, Sharyl Attkisson, says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.
Attkisson claims the motive was to facilitate a way to layout the groundwork for charges against her, while exposing her sources.
In her new book, Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed. “This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying. h/t NYPost
Attkisson says the source is connected to government three-letter agencies,” either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.”
The spyware included programs that Attkisson says monitored her every keystroke and gave the snoops access to all her e-mails and the passwords to her financial accounts.