Cybergate: The Back Story(3)


It was a month since I had heard about the story, when my girlfriend sent me a link to a news story about Connell’s plane crash. The story of his fiery death in a Piper Saratoga, shortly before Christmas, 2008, not long after he had testified in a law suit that implicated Karl Rove in what would, if true, be the biggest crime against democracy since Watergate; the grief and anger of his wife, Heather; the mysterious nature of the plane crash, all struck a chord. Not so much a political chord – I wasn’t coming with any particular agenda – but a human one. The image of a woman waiting at an airfield for a plane that never arrived, haunted me. Who was Michael Connell ? How did he die ? Was it an accident ? Or had he been murdered to keep him from saying what he knew about the hacking of the Ohio 04 election? And perhaps others …( to be continued)


About sworrall

Writer with @Natgeo; author of The Poet and The Murderer; and the forthcoming Starcrossed: A Romeo And Juliet Story in Hitler's Paris (2022)