“The Hollywood Reporter” interviewed Sharyl Attkisson about the release of her new book “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington. During the interview she offered another blockbuster revelation, she has been told that just as Richard Nixon did, Obama has an official enemies list.
Hollywood Reporter: Do you believe that people working for the president of the United States hacked your computer and spied on you?
Attkisson: The way you phrase the question makes me want to couch it a little bit. I have been told by two computer forensics experts that a highly sophisticated entity using abilities outside non-government resources, using software proprietary either to the DIA, CIA, FBI or NSA made repeat remote intrusions into both my computers over a period of time. And we have evidence of a government computer connection into my computer system.
Hollywood Reporter: And why do you think they would target you as opposed to more partisan voices, like Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck?
Attkisson: The question carries the assumption that they haven’t targeted others. I kind of assume I’m on a list. I don’t think I’m the only one, along with James Rosen and the Associated Press, that garnered special attention. There’s probably a list of people.
Hollywood Reporter: So an enemies list, like in the Nixon administration?
Attkisson: I’ve been told there is such a list, yes.
Hollywood Reporter: And who do you suspect is on that list?
Attkisson: Well, there’s an internal email that indicated reporters who were working with leakers in government agencies or perceived as enemies of the White House are being targeted. So I think that’s probably accurate — anybody that they perceive as harmful to their agenda or working with leakers and whistle-blowers, which I did a lot of.
Hollywood Reporter: Do you have sources who told you the names on that list? Is Rush Limbaugh on that list, for example?
Attkisson: Another reporter told me — I can’t remember who — that they thought he was on some sort of target list, but I don’t know that to be the case. I have someone who told me the existence of a list but not the names on it.
Ms Attkisson an award-winning investigative journalist left CBS earlier this year because she had grown frustrated with the network stifling investigation that may have exposed Obama administration scandals (such as Benghazi).