We’ve still got fragments of the full thing, but we now have confirmation that Holder’s Justice Department people felt threatened by former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s investigation and attempted to silence her.
In an email dated October 4, 2011, Attorney General Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, called Attkisson “out of control.” Schmaler told White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz that he intended to call CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer to get the network to stop Attkisson.
Schultz replied, “Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”
The AG would be Holder.
It’s interesting that DOJ people were trying to work through Bob Schieffer. It suggests that access was being traded for censorship.
DOJ was generating friendly stories through favored reporters while trying to shut down unfriendly ones.