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FBI continues to investigate Hastings for ‘controversial reporting’

Posted By admin On September 10, 2013 @ 3:48 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Jason Leopold
Al Jazeera America [1]
September 10, 2013

The FBI released a heavily redacted document on Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings, Monday, which revealed the law-enforcement agency is continuing to investigate what it characterized as “controversial reporting” by the journalist, who died in a late-night car crash in Los Angeles in June.

The FBI turned over the three-page document to Al Jazeera and Ryan Shapiro, a doctoral candidate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who specializes in FOIA research, in response to a joint-Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the agency.

In a declaration released with the records, Denny Argall, the FBI’S public liaison officer, wrote that after the agency searched for responsive records it located one “cross reference” file pertaining to a pending criminal investigation. The FBI would not comment further about the nature of the probe.

The papers revealed that the FBI still considers Hastings’ work highly sensitive; even the title of the case file has been withheld under a FOIA exemption that claims that the information, if disclosed, could interfere with an ongoing law-enforcement investigation.

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[1] Al Jazeera America: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/9/fbi-releases-redacteddocumentonmichaelhastings.html

[2] FBI Admits It Has Documents On Michael Hastings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-admits-it-has-documents-on-michael-hastings.html

[3] FBI: No investigation involving journalist Michael Hastings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fbi-no-investigation-involving-journalist-michael-hastings.html

[4] Michael Hastings’ Wife Vows to “Take Down Whoever Did This”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/michael-hastings-wife-vows-to-take-down-whoever-did-this.html

[5] Feds Visited Michael Hastings’ House Day Before His Death: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-visited-michael-hastings-house-day-before-his-death.html

[6] Eyewitness To Hastings Crash Reported “Giant Explosion”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/163759.html

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