10/30/2013

"The Obama Potato Gun Defense" or "How To Intimidate Journalists Who Criticize My Administration"

Posted by Brian

A few months ago, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson had her home and work computers hacked after stories she published were critical of the Obama Administration's seeming incompetence in Benghazi.   Now, we get an even more brazen confiscation of a reporters confidential notes and files from a reporter, Audrey Hudson, who has also be critical of the Obama regime, including a full military-stye invasion of her home, in what can only be described as an attempt to intimidate the reporter while sending a clear message to other reporters who may be thinking about criticizing the increasingly thin-skinned Obama Administration.
In a pre-dawn raid on her home, Federal Agents ostensibly looking for a "potato gun", ransacked Mrs. Hudson's home. Speaking to Gretchen Carlson of Fox News [video], Mrs. Hudson said that what made her think that the raid was about more than a potato gun though, was the first thing that the Homeland Security officer asked her upon entering her home - "Are you the same Audrey Hudson who wrote all of the Federal Air Marshall stories for the Washington Times?"

Do you still wonder what tyranny looks like?


“I think they found a great way to get into my house and get a hold of my confidential notes and go through every other file in my office."
- Audrey Hudson, journalist

Federal agents' pre-dawn raid on reporter's home raises questions
By Todd Starnes Todd's American Dispatch Published October 28, 2013 FoxNews.com

Audrey Hudson’s husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking. The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor.

The phone rang. It was her husband.

“I’m in the driveway,” he said. “The police are here. Open the door.”

And so began Hudson’s nightmare – held captive by armed agents of the U.S. Coast Guard, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security as they staged a pre-dawn raid in search of unregistered firearms and a “potato gun.”

But instead of taking the potato gun, agents seized unrelated government documents and notes from the former Washington Times journalist.

Agents took Hudson’s records during a search for guns and related items owned by her husband, a civilian Coast Guard employee. They also confiscated her legally registered firearms, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press.
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