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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Lamont, Supporters Cleared in Lieberman Web Fiasco

Remember when Joe Lieberman's website went down on Primary Day, and his campaign basically dumped responsibility on the Lamont campaign's evil blog-ish supporters? Guess what:
The U.S. attorney's office and state attorney general have cleared former U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont and his supporters of any role in the crash of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman's campaign Web site hours before last summer's Democratic primary.

"The investigation has revealed no evidence the problems the Web site experienced were the result of criminal conduct," said Tom Carson, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor.

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal confirmed the joint investigation "found no evidence of tampering or sabotage warranting civil action by my office." Both men declined to provide additional information, such as what might have happened to the site. (Lockhart)

So I wonder what actually did happen to Lieberman's website? As you might remember, it was down for weeks thereafter. I do remember the Lieberman campaign being very, very outraged about the whole thing, and it was clear that they blamed overzealous Lamont supporters.

Source
Lockhart, Brian. "Lamont camp cleared in hacking of Lieberman Web site." Stamford Advocate 20 December, 2006.

21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

At that point, Lamont thought he was going to win, and he did win, so why worry about Smokin' Joe's web site?

12/20/2006 09:13:00 AM  
Blogger ctkeith said...

What happened was Liebermans asshole staff was ony paying $15.00 a month for their Internet Service and as soon as more than 1000 or so hits came at it the server service threw it overboard.

Liebermans staff new this but LIED in order to try to change the results of the election anyway be manufacturing this story.

The scary part is how stupid the MSM is. They bought it Hook ,Line and sinker and reported it as if it was a hack all afternoon with absolutely no evidence and without even trying to find out if it was true.

3 Bloggers figured it all out in about 30 minute. The Film "Blogwars" ,which will air on Sundance later this month,shows this as it happens.

12/20/2006 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Genghis Conn said...

I remember Marion Steinfels (Joe's press secretary, who I associate with some of the worst garbage to come out of that awful primary campaign) telling me and a reporter, quite earnestly, that they had "no idea" what was causing the problems, and sort of implying that they blamed Lamont supporters. They got miles of press coverage out of it, despite the fact that Tim had a cached copy and all the other problems with the Lieberman campaign's story.

12/20/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O'Connor and Blumenthal should send Liberman the bill for the baseless investigation that wasted taxpayer money.

12/20/2006 09:59:00 AM  
Blogger ctkeith said...

We now know what AG Blumenthols investigation DIDN'T find but the more interesting question is what DID it find.

Seems to me Joe Liebermans staff knowingly manufactured a FALSE story (FRAUD) in order to try to change the outcome of an election.

12/20/2006 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, because the Lieberman camp accused the Lamont camp that is what won Lieberman the election. It had nothing to do with Lamont not knowing how to run a campaign in a general election. It had nothing to do with Lieberman being popular with Republicans, nope it was all about the website.


I look forward to the day when all the Lamont supporters will get over the fact he lost.

12/20/2006 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger ctkeith said...

And I look foward to a time when cowards aren't allowed to post anonymously on this blog.

I never said that Lamont lost because of the Fraud committed on the day of the primary by the Lieberman campaign but Blumenthols office should release a written report with his findings not just make a statement telling us what he didn't find.

12/20/2006 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger ctblogger said...

Just another in a long list of lies and smears from the Lieberman camp.

Funny how they have no comment after the fact...can't wait to learn about the 387,000 in COLD HARD petty cash.

Keith is right about Lieberman's 15 dollars a month ISP. We uncovered that the day of the primary which is why they backed off that accusation later in teh evening.

...I wonder who's the sucker that hired Marion after the GOD-AWFUL job she did during the primary).

12/20/2006 10:59:00 AM  
Blogger cgg said...

I suppose an apology isn't coming anytime soon. Hopefully Unity '08 will set Joe up with better web hosting.

12/20/2006 11:05:00 AM  
Blogger bluecoat said...

from today's NYT:General Opposes Adding to U.S. Forces in Iraq, Emphasizing International Solutions for Region
while President Wants to Increase Size of Armed Forces

12/20/2006 11:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this relevant anymore? I can say this with certainty, no one cares now.

12/20/2006 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 431 I agree.Joe Lieberman won they (Lamonsters)Lost. Time for these Liberals to go and support Hillary and other waste of time causes.

12/20/2006 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The accusation was directed at "Lamont supporters," which includes many people with computers, Lamont bumper stickers, and lives.

For Joe Lieberman not to stand up and apologize to them/take the heat for whatever grief his mistake has caused them is wrong.

We have questions of possible libelous behavior here, and it is unclear what our government was doing for all these months while the bloggers pretty much figured it out in under an hour.

I want to know if our government colluded with either the President, the RNC or our incumbent senator to fail to deliver a timely resolution on Lieberman's accusations.

That it MIGHT have affected the election outcome -- and that so many MSM outlets jumped on board unquestioningly before the primary, and did not aggressively resolve their story after the primary -- is reason enough that the FBI and OAG should have hustled to get an answer before the general election.

12/20/2006 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OJ simpson won too,Remember?

12/20/2006 08:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow--someone exagerated during a campaign? Holy mother of god--get the FBI involved pronto.

12/20/2006 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lamontsters are so dumb about technology. If the Lieberman site was shut off because of bandwidth limits then they could have fixed it. If there was no attack it wouldn't have taken so long to say that. Clearly something happened but it is not clear who did it. What should be a concern is what happens to the next guy who is attacked.

12/21/2006 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Gabe said...

You should read the article, the one linked above where the US Attorney and the CT AG both say (they are quoted) saying there was no attack. Then call someone dumb.

12/21/2006 10:08:00 AM  
Blogger bluecoat said...

Neither Blumenthal nor O'Connor are the brightest bulbs in the CT circuit and the simple fact that they couldn't close this investigation in a matter of days proves it.

12/21/2006 05:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Liberals should come clean and admit it. You clowns hacked his website. Quit lying to the public and tell the truth.

Oh that's right you pieces of garbage couldnt tell the truth and never will.

12/21/2006 08:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

December 26, 2006- Hey Liberals it isn't November 7,2006 anymore.

Time to face reality folks Ned Lamont lost the election. he couldn't walk in and buy the election like he thought he could.

Time for you Liberals to have your Ned Lamont wake I mean Thank you Party and then it is time for you to move on to something new.

The election is over Move on Already Liberals.

12/26/2006 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

December 27,2006- The Liberals still are censoring the opposing viewpoint on this and many of their other blogs in the blogosphere.

It is time for them to finally accept Lamont's loss and the fact he will not be our US Senator come January 4,2007.

You Liberals can go to New Haven on Jan 11,2007 pat Ned and Annie on their backs and console them and then it is time to put it to bed.

The Election is over You Liberals need to channel your energys into a new cause. Face the facts Joe Lieberman is your US Senator for the next 6 years.

My advice to you Lefties is to go out and start prepping for 2008,2010 and 2012.

It is time to cut the cord from Ned Lamont.

12/27/2006 09:48:00 AM  

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