Tuesday, June 25, 2013

michael hastings panicked final email...,

rsn | ournalist Michael Hastings wrote an email to his colleagues hours before he died last week in which he said his "close friends and associates" were being interviewed by the FBI and he was going to "go off the radar for a bit." The 33-year-old journalist said he was "onto a big story," according to KTLA that publishes a copy of the email that Hastings sent at around 1 p.m. Monday June 17. Hastings died at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning in a fiery one-vehicle car crash. Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs, who knew Hastings from Afghanistan, supplied a copy of the email to the network.

"It alarmed me very much," Biggs, who was blind-copied on the email, said. "I just said it doesn't seem like him. I don't know, I just had this gut feeling and it just really bothered me." The FBI has denied Hastings was under investigation. But WikiLeaks published a message on Twitter last week that said Hastings contacted the organization's lawyers hours before he died, "saying the FBI was investigating him."
The email with the subject "FBI Investigation, re: NSA" reads:
Hey [redacted] the Feds are interviewing my "close friends and associates." Perhaps if the authorities arrive "BuzzFeed GQ," er HQ, may be wise to immediately request legal counsel before any conversations or interviews about our news-gathering practices or related journalism issues.

Also: I'm onto a big story, and need to go off the radat for a bit.

All the best, and hope to see you all soon.



Joyce M said...

Sounds like suicide to me or drunk driving. The FBI investigates people for a variety of reasons. Now that he is dead, it will be years before we know if he was actually being investigated and if so for what. It could be a question of hacking, falsefying income tax records, something to do with illegal immigration, etc. Who knows. Hastings died on the 18th and conspiracy theorist were immediately debunked. (Presidenting while Black)

Uglyblackjohn said...

Could be suicide. The guy wanted the 'fame' that goes along with being involved with something bigger than himself... IDK?
But what does any of this have to do with Obama? 'They' blame everything on our current POTUS but Craig just posts stories, facts or perspectives for the reader pick apart and reassemble in a more thought out and less MSM format. The real information comes from those who comment on each narrative. I don't think there is one Angry Black Man or Angry Black Woman who frequents this site.
Is Obama now the final replacement in the old Venerated Three pictures many Blacks used to hang on their walls? (Kennedy, King and Kennedy being replaced by Beyonce, Tyler Perry and Obama?) I voted for Obama - twice - I just expected (hoped) for more. It is our obligation to hold him accountable - even more so because he is Black. Many have grown accustomed to our 'First Blacks' being better than those he/she is competing against. Many want a Tiger Woods not a Charlie Sutton. By saying that he is less effed-up than his predecessor, this just lower the bar. I'm sorry, I cannot give him a pass just because he is Black.

CNu said...

It all puts me in mind of Jon Voight's character in Enemy of the State. http://youtu.be/0aRh52pUkh8 with a backbeat of Ambassador Havland from the original Bourne Supremacy novel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bourne_Supremacy

imoho, nobody has done a more evocative job of depicting the way in which the Top influences and controls the apparatus of state without every dirtying its hands. Thus the necessity of status-seeking minions smart enough and motivated enough to execute their assignments, but not smart enough to ever want to go rogue and turn the machinery of state back on it's ruthless and self-promoting managers, still less its shadowy and proprietary masters.