Los Angeles, CA—Award winning journalist Michael Hastings reportedly was under investigation by the FBI after his explosive interview and news story that led to the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal.
The sudden rash of conspiracy theories surrounding Hastings death seems to have serious merit. As a long time investigator, I have obvious questions. I have learned that Hastings was a good and temperate driver. The 4:15 AM, June 18th fiery crash of his Mercedes sedan in Los Angeles show signs of incredibly high speed that apparently caused the loss of control of the car by Hastings.
Very recently Hastings had complained to several people that he was under surveillance by the FBI. The FBI is nothing more than an arm of Eric Holder’s Justice Department and they often get instructions from the very highest levels of government.
The only thing that comes to mind is that Hastings must have been running from someone threatening him. We all know the Obama Administration has gone rogue with surveillance and currently they are in paranoia mode with even their most loyal media cheerleaders at the major networks and newspapers. Lately they’ve been unsuccessfully doing cover-ups and damage control is at a furious pace. Controlling leaks is proving impossible.
Hastings has been obviously viewed as a major threat to the Obama and his henchmen. Obama claims he only traded American liberty and privacy for public safety.
Spying on the media is unacceptable in any free society. That’s not stopped Obama’s style one bit. Obama’s clearly out to crush anyone that creates the slightest amount of embarrassment to him. America has spiraled right into a Banana Republic in that regard.
The immediate questions I have are was Hastings under surveillance at the time of his death? Was a GPS device attached to his car by anyone? With drone technology the covert GPS like I sometimes employ is antiquated by comparison. Where was Hastings in the few hours that led up to the time of death? Was there an incendiary device in the car that caused or embellished that inferno that followed the crash? Has the Federal government involved themselves into the routine LAPD accident investigation and why? Somehow I don’t expect any transparency here.
This mysterious death is in dire need of a comprehensive, exhaustive and independent investigation.