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Michael Hastings' Widow Breaks National Silence on 'Piers Morgan Live' -- And Weighs in on the Conspiracy Theories

"I have no doubt that he was pursuing a hot story..."

(Photo: CNN)

(Photo: CNN)

The widow of journalist Michael Hastings, who died earlier this summer in a tragic car crash, recently appeared on Piers Morgan Live for her first national interview since her husband's death.  Elise Jordan discussed stories Hastings had been tackling, and addressed a number of conspiracy theories surrounding the fatal crash.

"I have no doubt that he was pursuing a hot story.  He always had at least five hot stories going. That was Michael," Jordan said.  "Right now the LAPD still has an active investigation...[But] my gut here is that it was just a really tragic accident and I'm very unlucky, and the world was very unlucky."

"I was blessed to have the time with him that I had," she said. "So I feel very lucky for that, and [I am] taking it day by day."

Later in the interview, Morgan asked how Hastings would have responded to the "news of the day," saying issues like the NSA's monitoring of Americans would have been "right up his wheelhouse."

"Absolutely, there isn't a more contentious time for national security reporters," Jordan responded, saying that the Obama administration has initiated an "epic crackdown" on journalists who "risk going to prison if they don't reveal their sources."

It has all led to what Jordan described as a "climate of fear."  She added that it "made Michael's job a whole lot more difficult, but also motivated him more than ever."

Watch video from the interview courtesy of CNN, below:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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