The FBI is still investigating “controversial reporting” by journalist Michael Hastings even after his death in June. The heavily redacted three-page report about Hastings was released after Al Jazeera and Ryan Shapiro, a doctoral candidate at MIT, had filed a Freedom of Information Act request after Hastings’s death. The FBI still considers Hastings’s work highly sensitive, and even the title of the case file has been withheld due to the ongoing investigation. The FBI opened the investigation into Hastings, who formerly worked at Newsweek, after a June 2012 Rolling Stone article called “America’s Last Prisoner of War” about U.S. solider Bowe Bergdahl’s deployment and capture by the Taliban. Bergdahl is still believed to be missing.
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