Michael Hasting’s mysterious death last week left a lot of unanswered questions. Somehow the man managed to die in a car accident, that was so horrific his vehicle burst into flames, shortly after contacting WikiLeaks with concern that the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) was investigating him. More evidence has been brought to light that gives credence to the idea that Hastings was murdered by the United States government:
Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go “off the rada[r]” for a bit.
[…]Here’s the email, with the recipients’ names redacted.
Subject: FBI Investigation, re: NSA
Hey (redacted names) — 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 rada[r] for a bit.
All the best, and hope to see you all soon.
I think the federal government learned its lesson with Edward Snowden, kill the whistleblower before he has a chance to blow the whistle. Anything is possible considering how out of control the federal government has proven to be.