Last month Donald Trump raised eyebrows when he was asked about Putin being a killer.
Trump responded "There are lots of killers. You think we are so innocent"?
The new Wikileaks release confirming the CIA runs a program hacking into car computers has refocused attention on the 2013 death of journalist Michael Hastings.
Michael Hastings wrote critical stories about the government. He wrote for both Buzz Feed and Rolling Stone Magazine. His writings ended the career of 4 star general Stanley McCrystal.
Michael was very critical of President Obama (and the Democrats) for the surveillance state they significantly grew. This after the Democrats criticized Bush (and the Republicans) for doing the same thing.
Michael was critical of how Obama went after journalists and whistle blowers. He wrote critically of the NSA and was in the process of writing about the CIA.
He had told people he felt he was being followed. He told people he had received death threats.
"We'll hunt you down and kill you if we don't like what you write," the staffer threatened, according to Hastings, who calmly responded: "Well, I get death threats like that about once a year, so no worries."
Hastings went on to say: "I wasn't disturbed by the claim. Whenever I'd been reporting around groups of dudes whose job it was to kill people, one of them would usually mention that they were going to kill me."
Then one night Michael's car went flying down a straight residential street (at 4AM) and crashed......and exploded....... and exploded again......... and exploded again. His body was burned beyond recognition. The engine of the car was found 30 yards away. His days of writing negative stories about the government were now over.
People immediately suspected the government had killed him, but how?
Now we know the CIA has a program to hack into cars computers. Connect the dots.
Putin has killed critics using Polonium B. He used that in hopes nobody would figure it out. People figured it out.
Kim Jong Un kills people using VX Nerve Agent. He used that in hopes nobody would figure it out. People figured it out.
The CIA kills people by taking over their cars and crashing them. They do that in hopes nobody would figure it out. Some people are beginning to figure it out.
The end result is Trump was correct. There are lots of killers.
The last story Michael Hasting published before his death.