Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice in an effort to obtain records from the FBI, including copies of correspondence between Attkisson and FBI agents. “That I’ve had to sue to get my own FBI file is concerning,” Attkisson said in a statement released by Judicial Watch, which joined Attkisson in the suit. “This administration has a terrible record in respecting the First Amendment rights of journalists.”
Attkisson has vowed to identify the people she believes hacked into her CBS computer. The lawsuit, filed on November 19 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asks for:
“Any and all records concerned, regarding or relating to Sharyl Attkisson. Such records include, but are not limited to, records of background checks of Sharyl Attkisson, records of communications, contacts, or correspondence between Sharyl Attkisson and employees, officials or agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and records of investigations concerning or regarding Sharyl Attkisson as a victim…”
“We know from the emails we have already obtained that the Obama White House and the Justice Department sought to silence this courageous reporter. Now, we need to find out just how far they went,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. Read the entire court filing here.