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EMAIL SENT BY MICHAEL HASTINGS HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH MENTIONS ‘BIG STORY’...
The Blaze ^ | Jun. 21, 2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 06/22/2013 11:29:37 AM PDT by barmag25

In an email sent hours before his death in a fiery single-car crash in Los Angeles Tuesday, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings reportedly wrote that he was working on a “big story” and was going to “go off the radar for a bit.”

The subject of the email was “FBI investigation re: NSA,” KTLA reports.

A copy of the email, sent on Monday, was reportedly provided to KTLA by Staff Sgt. Joseph Biggs, who was a recipient of the email.

“Hey [redacted copy], the Feds are interviewing my ‘close friends and associates.’ Perhaps if 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,” Hastings wrote in the email.

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Full title: EMAIL SENT BY MICHAEL HASTINGS HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH MENTIONS ‘BIG STORY’ AND A NEED TO ‘GO OFF THE RADAR’
1 posted on 06/22/2013 11:29:37 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

bttt


2 posted on 06/22/2013 11:33:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: barmag25

This story is starting to give me the creeps. I never thought America would come to this. Of course, I also never thought this country would embrace a communist police state either.


3 posted on 06/22/2013 11:34:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (McCain and "The Flake" have got to go.)
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To: barmag25

Another person fell into the Obama dead pool


4 posted on 06/22/2013 11:38:45 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I never thought America would come to this. Of course, I also never thought this country would embrace a communist police state either.

Back in 2002 when in Tucson, Arizona (of all places) I saw an American college kid on the bus wearing a red T-shirt that read: CCCP with a hammer and sickle. I wanted to go over and tell him that he wouldn't be wearing such a shirt in Miami.

We can only assume there were many more like him NATIONWIDE and this "kid" would probably be 30 years old today, voting and teaching his kids about how good Communism is.

5 posted on 06/22/2013 11:39:54 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: barmag25

Most likely he was driving too fast, lost control, smashed into a tree. But a simple and logical explanation wont’ feed the conspiracy beast.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 11:40:10 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Viennacon

It is creepy ... Breitbart 2.0


7 posted on 06/22/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: centurion316

He’s certainly off the radar now.


8 posted on 06/22/2013 11:45:12 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: barmag25; MestaMachine; Rushmore Rocks; Oorang; sweetiepiezer; txnuke; Velveeta; aragorn; ...
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"EMAIL SENT BY MICHAEL HASTINGS HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH MENTIONS ‘BIG STORY’ AND A NEED TO ‘GO OFF THE RADAR’"

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9 posted on 06/22/2013 11:46:49 AM PDT by LucyT ("Once you've gone round the bend you've gone as far as you can go. ")
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To: barmag25

He got the Breitbart treatment.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 11:50:01 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: barmag25

Something is always up when the liberal media whines Conspiracy Theory. Always


11 posted on 06/22/2013 11:52:16 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: barmag25

O....M....G, we have become a banana republic!


12 posted on 06/22/2013 11:52:47 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: FlingWingFlyer
This story is starting to give me the creeps.

Me too. I do not recognize my country anymore.

13 posted on 06/22/2013 11:54:57 AM PDT by Faith
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To: Faith

stop worrying drink the koolaid and become a lemming.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 11:55:40 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: McGavin999

I knew that when the son of a rum runner was shot in Dallas.


15 posted on 06/22/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: Faith

stop worrying drink the koolaid and become a lemming.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 11:55:52 AM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: barmag25
He certainly had to be going at a very high speed for the fuel to ignite as it did. Remember Princess Di. Her vehicle, a Mercedes, was going about 80 m.p.h. when it hit a bridge column. She, the driver, and her paramour were all killed, the ultimate cause of their deaths being they did not wear seat belts. Her 28 year old body guard, the only real adult in the vehicle, survived because he was wearing a seat belt, even though he was in the "suicide seat." There was no fire, in spite of the high speed impact. Here, even though the vehicle was a Mercedes, one of the world's safest automobiles, there was a massive conflagration on impact. Makes one wonder, especially in light of Fast and Furious.
17 posted on 06/22/2013 11:58:33 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: barmag25; Revolting cat!

Did Glen Beck promise to have a big story last week? Whatever became of it?


18 posted on 06/22/2013 11:59:00 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: barmag25

19 posted on 06/22/2013 12:01:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: centurion316

There are a lot of interesting people that have died in the last 5 years, including the entire Seal team 6.

It’s hard to believe every one of them died happenstance.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 12:04:33 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: barmag25

That would have been his first mistake.

Unless you can give the message personally, you don’t send a message to anybody.


21 posted on 06/22/2013 12:05:45 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: libstripper
Here, even though the vehicle was a Mercedes, one of the world's safest automobiles, there was a massive conflagration on impact.

There was a post on FR (can't remember the specific article) that said the engine was ejected from the vehicle. At that point, all bets are off, as you have hot parts coming into contact with fuel being released from severed lines at high pressures.

22 posted on 06/22/2013 12:06:46 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS
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To: ncfool

Exactly earlier in the week I read that a witness to the wreck said it sounded like a bomb going off just before he hit the tree at around 100 mph. Body burned beyond recognition well above the threshold of a normal car fire much hotter—this had to be a hit.


23 posted on 06/22/2013 12:06:59 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: centurion316
Most likely he was driving too fast, lost control, smashed into a tree. But a simple and logical explanation wont’ feed the conspiracy beast.

Here are a few to feed the beast:

1. Someone cut his power brake and power steering lines, causing him to lose control.

2. Someone hacked into his car's control computers and forced his car to accelerate and swerve into a tree.

Bear in mind that #2 isn't so far-fetched, as we now have cars that can parallel park themselves while you pedal the gas. If the car can turn the steering wheel by itself, so can someone else via remote control.

Also, weren't there stories in past years about the ability of police to remotely cut the engines of cars that are fleeing? How about how On-Star can remotely unlock your car from their central sites?

I wonder what trim options he had on his Mercedes C250 coupe. I'd think he had all the driver assist features, such as GPS navigation, collision avoidance, parking assist, etc.

Hackable? How about the NSA spying? If the car is connected to his cell phone, then it would have been tracked just like any other cell phone. Could someone have used the same type of hacking that was found on Sharyl Attkisson's computer to take over control of the car's computers?

-PJ

24 posted on 06/22/2013 12:09:24 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: libstripper

Someone on an earlier thread commented that the Mercedes had rubber motor mounts and that’s why the engine/drive train flew out of the car. But didn’t explain the supposed hard turn it made into the tree. Lots going on here.This needs to be investigated by somebody really good.


25 posted on 06/22/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Jonty30

Yeah lots of “coincidences” including the most brutal regime right out of chicago thugocracy in charge as well.


26 posted on 06/22/2013 12:11:14 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: Political Junkie Too

#2 could explain a lot...


27 posted on 06/22/2013 12:14:06 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: a fool in paradise

You didn’t hear what happenened to Glen?


28 posted on 06/22/2013 12:16:59 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Did Glen Beck promise to have a big story last week? Whatever became of it?

Now there is question you can post just about any week of the year..

29 posted on 06/22/2013 12:20:03 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: IYAS9YAS; LucyT

Engine emerged at a 90 degree angle. Law of physics / would not happen that way.
Poster on earlier thread said the car would have had a black box
Making finding of autopsy and black box public would help eliminate a lot of doubt.


30 posted on 06/22/2013 12:32:05 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: centurion316
Most likely he was driving too fast, lost control, smashed into a tree.

The questions is... why would a mature intelligent young employed man be driving at 100mph on a SIDE STREET at 3am, and not under police pursuit ?

31 posted on 06/22/2013 12:36:05 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: IYAS9YAS; libstripper

This post on a yesterday thread, made the most sense:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3033987/posts?page=69#69


32 posted on 06/22/2013 12:36:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: barmag25

It is pointless to say this, since the GOP Members of Congress are not going to do anything, but

The big enchilada in this matter is the use of NSA data to fuel IRS, EPA, OSHA, and other illegal harassment.

The connection is there, somewhere. If this was a Republican President, the Democrats in Congress would already have a proper investigation underway.

Also, if your aunt had ba**s, she’d be your uncle.


33 posted on 06/22/2013 12:37:03 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: hoosiermama

Yep you can bet the Black box was burnt to a crisp in the fire. No evidence there.


34 posted on 06/22/2013 12:37:37 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: tsowellfan

A college grad that worked for me began wearing a Che T-shirt and shortly thereafter got a job at Apple, writing security software. I wasn’t surprised.

HF


35 posted on 06/22/2013 12:38:58 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: hoosiermama

He was also working on a story related to a suit by Jill Kelly.She was suing the NSA over the release of her e-mails. He had told friends that he was being followed and also told other reporters. A fireman was quoted just after the crash, he stated he had never witnessed a fire like this at an auto accident.


36 posted on 06/22/2013 12:41:12 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: IYAS9YAS
There was a post on FR (can't remember the specific article) that said the engine was ejected from the vehicle. At that point, all bets are off, as you have hot parts coming into contact with fuel being released from severed lines at high pressures.

Was this Mercedes Benz a DIESEL ?

I saw a car that was in the exact same type of accident. It hit a telephone pole. Chopped the car in half, the engine was down the street. No fire, and the occupants got out and ran away (they were being pursued by police, which is why they were going so fast on a side street). That car had a Gasoline engine and we know how flammable gasoline is. Diesel fuel is very hard to ignite.

37 posted on 06/22/2013 12:43:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: barmag25

video why did it take so long for fire-rescue to show up?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LSY3wVuASg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gNhqKRugk8Q#at=14

now this is what a busted fire hydrant usually looks like video above looks more like sprinkler or water meter busted

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJuJkwrPcwY


38 posted on 06/22/2013 12:43:50 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: UCANSEE2

It used gasoline


39 posted on 06/22/2013 12:46:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: libstripper
 photo la-me-ln-no-foul-play-suspected-in-michael-has-003_zps45ce0603.jpg
40 posted on 06/22/2013 12:47:00 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: onyx; maggief; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Nachum; Jet Jaguar

Check out video , if someone can capture and save I would recommend it. I will do some analysis later.


41 posted on 06/22/2013 12:52:56 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

Post 38


42 posted on 06/22/2013 12:53:23 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: a fool in paradise
Did Glen Beck promise to have a big story last week? Whatever became of it?

You are reading about it now....

The regime is doing so much 24/7 so it's a safe bet that a new "big story" will erupt next week.

43 posted on 06/22/2013 12:54:10 PM PDT by spokeshave
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To: hoosiermama; IYAS9YAS; LucyT

hoosiermama ~:” Making finding of autopsy and black box public would help eliminate a lot of doubt.”

The autopsy would show if there was any medication or psychotrophic drugs in his system.
The autopsy would be conducted by the County Coroner ( a county government agent)

The black box , ‘if’ it isn’t burned beyond recognition, would give much information about the operation of the car.
It can be read by law enforcement ( a county or State government agent).

Conjecture has it that the story was about David Paetraeus , former Director of the CIA ( read as “Spooks” ), and his reason for leaving the Agency .
When it comes to investigation of government intrigue and “spooks” , ... all things are possible /all bets are off !!


44 posted on 06/22/2013 12:57:33 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: libstripper
Remember Princess Di.

Dodi's uncle is one of the top global arms dealers.

This means that he has been involved with CIA and other intelligence services, as well as the global financial oligarchy, up to his eyeballs.

Perhaps this suggests some possible reasons that the particular liaison was "not a good fit". To find the real reasons, of course, more digging would be necessary, and really only possible for someone with good knowledge of the situation and the British monarchy and it's influential figures.
45 posted on 06/22/2013 12:58:19 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Another fiery auto death that was mysterious...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/10/wife-of-obama-aide-found-dead-in-burning-car-in-ho/

“A lobbyist for Progress Energy married to an aide to President Obama was found dead in a car fire at her home near the U.S. Capitol, fire authorities and the company said Monday.

The body of Ashley Turton, wife of the White House deputy director of legislative affairs Dan Turton, was discovered in a car that was burning in their garage, according to the D.C. Fire Department and the company.”

Somewhat consistent MOs.


46 posted on 06/22/2013 1:04:12 PM PDT by bluecat6 ("All non-denial denials. They doubt our ancestry, but they don't say the story isn't accurate. ")
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

An autopsy would also ID the body. He was planning on dropping out for awhile. Was he driving the car or someone else ?

Was he dead or passed out before the crash? Body fell on accelerator?


47 posted on 06/22/2013 1:05:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt; hoosiermama

Add to the story that he said ,himself that: he “needed to go off the radar “
Add to the story the recent discovery that NSA can retrieve all texts ,cell pone , landline , etc., and that CIA and FBI use those services
Add to the mix that it involves the nations “spook “ Agency .. ya gotta wonder .. why doesn’t it makes sense ?

Was the text message a need for notification if something to him , to even distant acquaintances
Or was it a cry for assistance for intimate firends for ‘low profile’ ?
Remember : ‘Spooks’ live the lie , and continue to lie in order to live.


48 posted on 06/22/2013 1:11:12 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” - Ronald Reagan)
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To: centurion316

You said, “Most likely he was driving too fast, lost control, smashed into a tree. But a simple and logical explanation wont’ feed the conspiracy beast.”

Witnesses saw his engine explode upward right out of his car.(A brand new Mercedez) It doesn’t sound like just an accident.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-michael-hastings-jill-kelly-case-20130620,0,2559316.story

On Wednesday night, the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks inserted itself into the story, publishing a message on Twitter that Hasting had contacted a lawyer for the organization hours before his car smashed into a tree on North Highland Avenue in Los Angeles.The message read: “Michael Hastings contacted WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson just a few hours before he died, saying that the FBI was investigating him.”The crash is under investigation and there will be an official accident report after a toxicology test is completed in the coming weeks.

From the description on the Youtube.com video below: “One woman in the area described it sounding ‘like a bomb went off in the middle of the night’ & a man said ‘I couldn’t have written a scene like this in a movie’ with the engine flying 50-60 yards from the car.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=61imjol1E9c


49 posted on 06/22/2013 1:12:34 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: UCANSEE2

My guess would be poison (trying to get to a hospital...lost control)... much simpler explanation than black helicopters and hacked steering wheels and accelerators. Also, very similar to Breitbart if you think about it.


50 posted on 06/22/2013 1:15:54 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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