FBI Denies Investigating Hastings, LAPD Sees No Foul Play

According to a tweet from Wikileaks and Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of the liberal site BuzzFeed Politics, not long before his death in a one-person car crash earlier this week, left-wing journalist Michael Hastings believed he was under investigation by the FBI.

Friday, the FBI denied it had ever investigated Hastings.

Immediately after the news of the 33-year-old reporter's death broke, conspiracy theories started to swirl claiming that the government was behind the fiery crash. The Wikileaks' tweet and Smith's apparent confirmation only served to fuel those theories.

As of now, though, the LAPD does not suspect foul play and the evidence points to speed being the major cause of the 4:30 am accident.

A toxicology report is expected in a few weeks. Hastings had a history of drunk-driving and admitted to struggling with substance abuse.

 

Follow  John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC

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