“To our knowledge, the Justice Department has never ‘compromised’ Ms. Atkisson’s computers, or otherwise sought any information from or concerning any telephone, computer, or other media device she may own or use,” Dean Boyd, a Justice Dept. spokesperson, told POLITICO on Tuesday night.

Attkisson had told WPHT Philadelphia on Tuesday morning that “there could be some relationship” between the intrusion into her computers “and what’s happened to James [Rosen],” the Fox News reporter who was investigated by the DOJ after reporting on CIA intelligence about North Korea four years ago.