CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been a thorn in the Obama administration’s side for some time now.
The Emmy-award winning journalist has refused to let the president’s scandals be swept under the rug, interviewing “Fast & Furious” whistleblowers and chasing down Benghazi leads long after even her own network didn’t want to hear it anymore.
Now she says, however, her personal and work computers have been compromised, an intrusion that may be linked back to the White House.
“I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months, but I’m not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today, as I’ve been patient and methodical about this matter,” Attkisson told Politico. “I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public.”
In an interview with Chris Stigall of WPHT Radio in Philadelphia, Attkisson suggested “there could be some relationship between these things and what’s happened to James [Rosen],” the Fox News reporter who became the subject of a Justice Department investigation after reporting on CIA intelligence about North Korea in 2009.
After all, she told Stigall, “They’ve had many reasons to be angry”
She also explained that irregular activity on her computer was first identified in Feb. 2011, when she was reporting on the Fast & Furious gun-walking scandal.
Audio of her interview with Stigall can be heard below:
On C-SPAN’s Washington Journal last week, Attkison said of her work with the White House that the Obama administration has “perfected” delaying public release of information and has “quit talking” to her altogether.
“Working in Washington has aggravated me when trying to get to the truth,” she said. “This is true across administrations, whether they’re Democrats or Republicans. They seem to have lost sight of the fact that they work for us, not the other way around. And I think we the public are owed a lot of information, collected and gathered on our behalf, such as information floating around about Benghazi. And it’s guarded by the holders and the keepers of the information, as if they somehow own it and hold the privilege over you that you can’t see it.”