- The Washington Times - Friday, October 31, 2014

Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson released video Friday of her Benghazi files being systematically deleted from her computer in 2012, alleging that government agencies were responsible for the crime.

Politico released cellphone video that Ms. Attkisson took in the moments after she lost control of the machine.

“I’m not touching it. It’s just deleting everything. I’m not touching it. Stop! Stop!” she says in the video as sections of her work disappears.

A firm hired by CBS to examine Ms. Attkisson’s computer in 2013 concluded that it had been tampered with by an unknown third party.

“A cybersecurity firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012,” CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair said in June, The Washington Post reported. “Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data,” she added.

The award-winning reporter left CBS in March after almost 20 years, citing a bias at the paper regarding stories critical of the White House.

In her new book “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington,” the reporter said she had her computer checked out by a source she refers to as “Number One.” The individual concluded that what was done to her computer was “worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America.”

The source went on to say that a “sophisticated entity that used commercial, non-attributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency, or the National Security Agency (NSA),” The Blaze reported Friday.

Ms. Attkisson plans to give her first interview for “Stonewalled” with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly on Monday.

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