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Thursday, February 07, 2019

A federal appeals court recently heard oral arguments in my lawsuit against former Attorney General Eric Holder, unnamed "John Doe" federal agents at the FBI and Justice Department, and others. At issue are the intrusions into my computers while I worked as an investigative reporter for CBS News, revealed by multiple forensic investigations showing use of proprietary government surveillance programs.

It was clear early on that the Justice Department was not interested in investigating or prosecuting its own. So I began the search to find the facts about the invasion into my computers and life. That morphed into a lawsuit for damages, because that's what the law sets out as the legal remedy.

What's been most striking to me in this process is just how one-sided the rules are when Americans take on their own government...

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It is kind of scary that our government is so well insulated from being held accountable for criminality.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-07 10:30 AM | Reply

"It is kind of scary that our government is so well insulated from being held accountable for criminality"

and State Governments are the Worst

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-02-07 10:31 AM | Reply

An important legal issue that needs serious attention from our courts. We should not accept that the government can violate privacy with impunity no matter how powerful they believe they are. Thanks for the thead Jeff, it is a very valid controversy where, it appears, the government is only defending their right to do whatever they want.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-07 10:40 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It is kind of scary that our government is so well insulated from being held accountable for criminality.
#1 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Wait until it is socialist ....

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-07 10:41 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

It is kind of scary that our government is so well insulated from being held accountable for criminality.

#1 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2019-02-07 10:30 AM | REPLY

The state will always write rules to protect itself from it's own criminal behavior.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-02-07 10:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

To be clear, this isn't a partisan issue. That this happened during the Obama administration is irrelevant. The same thing could happen during the Trump administration and the rules protecting the government would still be in place.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-07 11:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"What's been most striking to me in this process is just how one-sided the rules are when Americans take on their own government..."

Lordy! get out from under that rock ever once in a while.

#7 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-02-07 11:09 AM | Reply

We are screwed. They have blocked all exits.

#8 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-02-07 12:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"It is kind of scary that our government"

You are Free to Move to Somalia

#9 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-02-07 12:55 PM | Reply

"It is kind of scary that our government"

You are Free to Move to Somalia

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-02-07 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The same thing could happen during the Trump administration"

HAHA

this ------- wants you to believe that if you went after Jeff Sessions, it would be different now

this rube thinks everyone is a rube

#11 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-02-07 12:58 PM | Reply

It is kind of scary that our government is so well insulated from being held accountable for criminality.

#1 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Why does this surprise you when you habitually elect criminals?

#12 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-07 01:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wait until it is socialist ....

#4 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

That's never going to happen you braindead -------.

#13 | Posted by jpw at 2019-02-07 09:17 PM | Reply

Jeff and I don't normally agree, we do agree on this issue though.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-08 10:24 AM | Reply

The state will always write rules to protect itself from it's own criminal behavior.
#5 | POSTED BY NIXON

So will any company, private club, or pretty much any other organization run by humans.
That's why you don't let them make their own rules like that is going to happen.

#15 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-02-08 04:39 PM | Reply

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