Was Michael Hastings murdered?
The facts surrounding the suspicious death of Michael Hastings are beginning to unfold and the story is beginning to look a lot like murder and not an accident.
Of course Hastings, 33, was famous for taking down Obama’s top General in Rolling Stone article called “The Runaway General” and we know how Obama feels about being confronted on corruption. The scathing criticisms of the Obama administration ended the career of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.
A car crash early Tuesday in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles allegedly killed Hastings.
So now some tweets sent by the WikiLeaks Twitter account, claim the deceased Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings contacted one of their lawyers and said the FBI was investigating him.
The LA Weekly is reporting Hastings worked for the CIA. WikiLeaks claims that he contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson, and told her that the FBI was investigating him a few hours before Hastings’ car accident:
Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.
In a statement released yesterday, BuzzFeed called Hastings “a great, fearless journalist with an incredible instinct for the story, and a gift for finding ways to make his readers care about anything he covered from wars to politicians.”
We also know that during the weeks before he was killed Michael Hastings was researching a story about a privacy lawsuit brought by Florida socialite Jill Kelley against the Department of Defense and the FBI according to the LA Times.
Hastings was scheduled to meet with a representative of Kelley next week in Los Angeles to discuss the case, according to a person close to Kelley.
“Glenn Greenwald’s exposure of the NSA’s massive domestic spy program has revealed the entire caste of current Democratic leaders as a gang of civil liberty opportunists, whose true passion, it seems, was in trolling George W. Bush for eight years on matters of national security.
……The very topic of Democratic two-facedness on civil liberties is one of the most important issues that Greenwald has covered. Many of those Dems — including the sitting President Barack Obama, Senator Carl Levin, and Sec. State John Kerry — have now become the stewards and enhancers of programs that appear to dwarf any of the spying scandals that broke during the Bush years, the very same scandals they used as wedge issues to win elections in the Congressional elections 2006 and the presidential primary of 2007-2008.”
– ending with this quote:
“Perhaps more information will soon be forthcoming.”