A former CBS News journalist claims that the US government has hacked into her computer to set her up for possible criminal charges. Sharyl Attkisson – former anchor of the CBS Evening News and an Emmy Award winner – in her new book has claimed that US government not only kept track of her online habits, but also tried to put her in jail. Attkisson says that she was “shocked and “flabbergasted” because of what was revealed through a forensics analysis of her laptop conduced in 2013. Recently, media sources claimed that Attkisson’s resignation from CBS was caused by disagreements she had with the network’s supposed liberal bias. After she announced her resignation earlier this year, Politico writer Dylan Byers reported that sources have said Attkisson “was frustrated with the outside influence of network’s corporate partners and a lack of dedication to investigate reporting.” “Feeling increasingly stymied and marginalized at the network, She began talking to CBS News President David about getting out of her contract,” Byers added. Attkisson writes in her memoir that a source “connected to government three-letter agencies” took her laptop for malware check and concluded that it had been compromised by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, non-attributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.” “The intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool,” Attkisson says. Post journalists who have read Attkisson’s new book said that she was surprised to see that not only had her computer been hacked, but was compromised in such a way that secret documents were “buried deep” within her operation system. “They probably planted them to be able to accuse you of having classified documents if they ever needed to do that at some point,” Attkisson said that the unnamed government source who set-up the examination of her laptop told her. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter James Risen is now sought by FBI to testify as to the source of classified documents provided to him that later served as fodder for a book he authored about the CIA’s efforts to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program. Risen refused to disclose the source and now faces potential jail time if he won’t talk. Both CBS News and the White House declined to comment about this.