I think the thread was down because, 1. these are serious charges and 2. the link was clogged so couldn’t be verified.
Reasonable actions, and I’m flattered someone thinks I could be so creative to have made this all up!
I got the story off a hint at another blog. I think afterwards Drudge put it up and crashed the web site.
I did a google news search and saw the link you provided. I also see other bloggers reporting this. I also am lead to believe this is hitting the CBSMSNBCABCFOX news stations as I type this...
But I can’t believe this was hush-hused since last June!
Kudos to the mods for dropping this thread whilst they did due-diligence!
I still hope this is a nastry rumore, but -— sigh—— this sh!t happens.