Former CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson drops a bombshell in her new book, "Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction and Intimidation in Obama’s Washington," claiming that both her work and personal computers were repeatedly hacked and her files accessed by someone in the government.

This alleged spying took place at the height of Attkisson's investigation into several scandals surrounding the Obama administration, including Benghazi and Operation Fast and Furious.


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Howard Kurtz spoke to Bill Hemmer this morning on America's Newsroom to share his thoughts on the book and Attkisson's allegations.

Kurtz said that the book explains an anonymous source was called in to look at Attkisson's computers and was flabbergasted at both the extent and the sophistication of the hacking.

A consultant later hired by CBS reached the same conclusion.

In "Stonewalled," Attkisson - who resigned from CBS in March, accusing the network of blocking and censoring stories - writes, "The interlopers were able to co-opt my iMac and operate it remotely, as if sitting in front of it."

Kurtz said that one of the consultants Attkisson was dealing told her, "They're trying to send you a message."


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The book isn't only about the hacking scandal or Attkisson's battles with the Obama administration, Kurtz said, but also her internal struggles with CBS, which she claims became less and less interested in her investigative reporting - or stories that painted the administration in a bad light.

“They rarely said the story wasn’t going to air," Attkisson writes. "They just let it sit around and ‘loved it’ until it began to stink like old fish.”

Watch the clip from America's Newsroom above.


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