The journalist for Rolling Stone magazine died in a highly suspicious, single-car accident. Apparently, he had told friends that he was afraid for his life following stories he had written which were critical of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. One of the emails leaked during the 2016 Democratic Convention confirmed that Hillary had received Hastings’ damning investigative report of the attack on the Benghazi consulate 5 months before his death.
The Cost of Courage – Part I: The Life and Death of Michael Hastings
March 12, 2017
In the last five years around a dozen famous individuals died strangely during major U.S. government investigations. Andrew Breitbart, Monica Petersen, John Ashe, Antonin Scalia and Michael Hastings have all died of mysterious circumstances in the midst of major investigations into illicit activities of U.S. government agencies and officials. Almost all of them, interestingly enough, were specifically investigating the Clinton Foundation, the CIA and possible connections to human trafficking. In 2016 alone at least five, very similarly outspoken critics of the U.S. government died of mysterious circumstances.
The conclusion can easily be made, then, that simply trying to uncover the truth about the U.S. government can present real, physical risk to journalists and investigators involved.
Who Killed Michael Hastings
At the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists he counted among his friends, felt besieged by an overreaching government. Hastings was living in Los Angeles, and at a Beverly Hills theater in April, he took part in a panel discussion about the documentary War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State. Interviewed in May on The Young Turks, a talk show on Current TV, Hastings railed against the Obama administration, which “has clearly declared war on the press”; the only recourse, he said, was for the press to respond: “We declare war on you.” On May 31, he dashed off an urgent tweet: “first they came for manning. Then Assange. Then fox. Then the ap.drake and the other whistle-blowers. Any nyt reporters too.” He attended screenings of his friend Jeremy Scahill’s film Dirty Wars, which seeks to expose “the hidden truth behind America’s expanding covert wars,” and when leaks about the NSA began appearing in The Guardian, and Edward Snowden was charged with espionage, Hastings was deeply troubled by the revelations and the Justice Department’s response. On June 7, his last post for BuzzFeed, where he was a staff writer, focused on “Why Democrats Love to Spy on Americans,” and at the time of his death, Hastings was working on a profile of CIA director John Brennan for Rolling Stone. 
DEATH CRASH MYSTERY Who was Michael Hastings and why is his death being talked about after the Wikileaks Vault 7 CIA leaks?
The journalist was killed when his car crashed into a palm tree hours after he told friends he was onto a “big story”.
WIKILEAKS’ release of Vault 7 has reignited conspiracy theories about the CIA’s involvement in the death of Michael Hastings, an investigative journalist killed in a car crash in 2013. The trove of secret information, which allegedly comes from the CIA’s Cyber Intelligence Centre, suggests US spies have explored hacking into vehicles remotely to carry out “undetectable assassinations”.
Here’s what we know about Hastings’ death, the Vault 7 documents and conspiracy theories that they could be linked. The war correspondent and investigative journalist was killed when his car smashed into a tree and burst into a giant fireball in the early hours of June 18 2013. Hastings – a vocal critic of government mass surveillance – had sent an email to colleagues and friends just 12 hours earlier, telling them he was onto a “big story” and was under investigation.
The Buzzfeed and Rolling Stone contributor, 33, wrote:
“The Feds are interviewing my ‘close friends and associates’.
“May be wise to immediately request legal counsel before any conversations or interviews about our news-gathering practices.”
“I’m onto a big story and need to go off the radar for a bit.”
WikiLeaks also tweeted after the crash to say Hastings had contacted its lawyer Jennifer Robinson just before his death, claiming the FBI was investigating him.
The FBI took a “departure from normal policy” to deny that Hastings had ever been under investigation after receiving a barrage of calls about his death.
Hastings came to prominence after a profile he wrote for Rolling Stone on Stanley McChrystal, then commanding general in Afghanistan, which led to his resignation. The journalist gained unprecedented access when he was stranded with McChrystal due to the Icelandic ash cloud in 2010. 
Obama and the Democrats were illegally spying on Americans.
The day before he died, Hastings sent an unusual email to colleagues. It said that the FBI was interviewing his close friends and associates, and that he was onto a big story and needed to get off the radar.
His widow then revealed the subject of his CIA research & the last article Hastings was working on before he was murdered – sorry, before his car exploded:
John O Brennan.
Hastings’ widow: ‘Taking it day by day’
The FBI, which initially stonewalled FOIA requests for their file on Hastings, finally released a heavily redacted series of documents indicating they had opened a file on the reporter as early as June 11, 2012. Highly unusual.
Here is the FBI redacted release. It emanates from the ‘Washington Field Office’.
This is where I need everyone’s help.
Who would have been the relevant FBI people in charge of this file. I wonder if any of our little FISA gang were involved.
Also, anything on Dennis Argall and his connections to our friends would be appreciated.
Can anyone help? Given what we know now, this stinks to high heaven. It appears to be a possible murder of a reporter getting close to Brennan and an FBI cover up.
Michael Hastings is relying on us.