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    Default Journalist Michael Hastings reportedly working on story about CIA chief before death

    Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery car crash in June, reportedly had been working on several big stories including one on CIA Director John Brennan before his death.

    San Diego 6 News reports that Hastings had focused his latest project on Brennan, the former White House counterterrorism adviser and current CIA director.

    Hastings' wife Elise Jordan also told CNN that a Brennan piece from her late husband will soon be published in Rolling Stone magazine.

    San Diego 6 News also reported on a purported email from a CIA contractor which said Brennan was behind "witch hunts of investigative journalists" and someone from the White House was targeting anyone printing material "negative to the Obama agenda."

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    A CIA spokesperson told San Diego 6 News, though, that "any suggestion that Director Brennan has ever attempted to infringe on constitutionally-protected press freedoms is offensive and baseless." Another spokesman said the CIA had a cordial relationship with Hastings.

    In the early morning of June 18, Hastings was driving a Mercedes C250 when he lost control in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood, causing the car to fishtail and crash into a tree. The 33-year-old was killed.

    Conspiracy theories surrounding Hastings' death began to circulate almost immediately.

    On Twitter and several sites across the web, speculation was rampant that the death of Hastings -- whose 2010 article for Rolling Stone led to the resignation of U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, then head of the U.S. operation in Afghanistan -- was no accident.

    But LAPD officials said in June that no foul play was suspected in the fatal accident, though that did little to quell theories about his death.


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    Former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke told The Huffington Post on Monday that the fatal crash of journalist Michael Hastings’ Mercedes C250 coupe last week is “consistent with a car cyber attack.”

    “There is reason to believe that intelligence agencies for major powers” — including the United States — know how to remotely seize control of a car,” Clarke said.

    On Saturday, posted a video of a talk presented by Dr. Kathleen Fisher, a program manager for DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technologies. Fisher admitted that the Pentagon has researched remotely controlling cars through hacking on board computers.
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    Guy was probably texting when he crashed.

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    We will probably never hear the truth but going by eyewitness accounts of what took place, the car exploded before it came to rest against the tree. The engine was found over 100ft away from the rest of the car. Also, his body was cremated without his family's permission. Those are just a few examples of things that don't add up.

    If I were to speculate about what Hastings was writing about CIA director John Brennan, I would say it's in regards to Brennan being converted to a Muslim during his time in Saudi Arabia...

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