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Michael Hastings Was Investigating John Brennan's Role in Press Crackdown Before His Death

CIA spokesperson finds the idea that Brennan would try to infringe on people's First Amendment rights "offensive"

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don't infringe on me bro
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New details on what journalist Michael Hastings was working on before his death this June.

From San Diego 6 News:

This week Elise Jordan, wife of famed journalist Michael Hastings, who recently died under suspicious circumstances, corroborated this reporter's sources that CIA Director, John Brennan was Hastings next expos√© project (CNN clip). 

Last month a source provided San Diego 6 News with an alarming email hacked from super secret CIA contractor Stratfor's President Fred Burton. The email (link here) was posted on WikiLeaks and alleged that then Obama counter-terrorism Czar Brennan, was in charge of the government's continued crackdown or witch-hunt on investigative journalists.

After providing the Stratfor email to the CIA for comment, the spymaster's spokesperson responded in lightning speed. Two emails were received; one acknowledging Hastings was working on a CIA story and the other said, "Without commenting on information disseminated by WikiLeaks, any suggestion that Director Brennan has ever attempted to infringe on constitutionally-protected press freedoms is offensive and baseless." 

Disrespectful, slanderous, now "offensive." Government officials need to grow thicker skin, read the First Amendment, and fuck off.

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