WASHINGTON (PNN) - January 15, 2020 - A former Fascist Police States of Amerika government agent has admitted participating in the illegal government surveillance on then-CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. She and her family have filed a lawsuit against former Deputy Attorney General and FPSA Attorney Rod Rosenstein and four other men, for conducting illegal surveillance from 2011 to 2014 under a government operation based at the FPSA Attorney’s office in Baltimore, Maryland.
A forensic expert said that remote spies had access to Attkisson’s computer, files, photographs, Internet activities, and could listen to her audio through Skype. Shawn Henry, one of the four men who Rosenstein reportedly ordered to spy on Attkisson and other FPSA citizens, left the FBI and now is president of CrowdStrike Services, a controversial cyber security company affiliated with the Democrat National Committee. Attkisson wrote that government hackers report to Shawn Henry at Crowdstrike.
The Attkisson lawsuit claims that in March 2011, defendants Shawn Henry, Shaun Bridges, Robert Clarke, and Ryan White, all of whom were government employees connected to a special multi-agency federal government task force based in Baltimore, Maryland, were ordered by defendant Rosenstein to conduct home computer surveillance on Attkisson and other FPSA citizens.
Unauthorized, remote surveillance of Attkisson continued throughout her subsequent reporting on the Islamic extremist attacks on Amerikans in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. That reporting was recognized with an investigative Emmy nomination.
CBS News first confirmed the illegal computer intrusions in August 2013.
In another development, a former FBI Unit Chief has signed a sworn affidavit confirming that forensics prove FPSA government software was used in illegal surveillance on Attkisson and her family.
Leslie Szwajkowski, an attorney, headed up the FBI’s Electronic Surveillance Technology Section. He says that a colleague asked him for help in examining Attkisson’s computer in late 2012. Szwajkowski says a forensics exam conducted by a technician with expertise in government surveillance tools confirmed that spyware proprietary to a federal agency was found in Attkisson’s computer. Szwajkowski says he and his colleagues were “shocked” and “outraged” to learn the government was spying on a journalist.