Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: No Indictment in Palin Hacking
Posted on 09/23/2008 12:16:30 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
A federal grand jury in Chattanooga, Tenn., reportedly adjourned today without delivering an indictment in the hacking of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's personal e-mail account.
The grand jury heard testimony this morning from three friends of University of Tennessee student David Kernell, according to the Chattanooga Times-Free Press, but ended its session around noon without returning an indictment.
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How in the world did a grand jury get it this quickly, they just served the warrant on Monday, and generally, Grand Juries serve for a week or two at a time?
Something doesn’t smell right with this story.
I would hope this isn’t the end of this matter.
BS is right!
Nothing will come of this, afterall, this crime was against a republican.
An indictment in the case was not included in the first batch made public early Tuesday afternoon. Indictments are sometimes not made public for several days or weeks.
Far from it... the kid will now go on the talk show circuit to explain how evil Sarah uses Yahoo mail for official business and stuff like that. The kid's going to be well rewarded.
"The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported that Kernell has retained the services of attorney Wade Davies, who issued a statement saying, "We are confident that the truth will emerge as we go through the process. David is a decent and intelligent young man, and I look forward to assisting him during this difficult period."
From a nation of laws to a nation of lawlessness.
The next few years should prove very interesting.
Lock & load.
Good find. Popcorn-gate.
Session - I infer that there will be more though, I don't think the case is over without an indictment.
Don't they feed the gerbils?
Why does this not surprise me?
If I had to bet, they probably either didn’t even vote on it today or ‘passed’ it either to the next grand jury, on request of the DA because the investigation is ongoing) or simply to another day to hear more testimony. This all seems too fast.
Of course, there is always the option the DA has political motivation and rushed it in, put up a couple of character witnesses and recommended a ‘no bill’ to the grand jury.. I doubt the latter though as we would hear it was no billed.
What exactly is the charge?
Couldn’t the Secret Service get involved in this?
Is a grand jury required to indict or is some prosecutor just covering his behind?
Decent and intelligent young men do NOT do what David has done.
Today was just the beginning of testimony...
“I infer that there will be more though, ...”
That’s how I took it, too. No indictment YET. If they don’t indict, though, hold BOR back; he’s on a roll about this! Since a grand jury is made up of citizens, ya gotta hope they’ll see a slippery slope here for everyone if this little pissant gets away with it.
I'm not making any bets but I'm on record as predicting a slap on the hand and two weeks of public service. I hope I'm wrong.
If this is simply the unilateral act of a college kid, I don’t see the point of giving him a criminal record for a stupid stunt.
Did they adjourn or done? Change the venue to Alaska!
No indictment yet, it should read.
If the jury didn’t return a No Bill, the matter is still in process.
Thank you. “No indictment today” most likely means “no indictment yet.”
This is tantamount to driving up your street, taking everything out of your mailbox, and driving off. Then when the culprit gets home, he opens your mail and starts taking action based on the information he has obtained. Part of it was dialing your children’s cell phone.
This was not a harmless prank.
This kid should get the book thrown at him. If not, it’s open season on anyone on the right that the left wants to steal from and destroy.
What would your take be if some information had been outed that destroyed Palin’s viability as a candidate, even if it wasn’t even close to illegal? That very well could have happened here.
This little democrat operative should be toast.
If this is simply the unilateral act of a college kid,
Who hacked private email and made the email plus other personal information public. This is a felony, and if the guys at DU or KOS had YOUR personal communicatins, plus the guys at 4chan and Wowser or whatever it wass, you may feel differently.
You’d need new phone nos, passwords, cell phones, and other things.
It may have been a stupid stunt, but it’s as expensive and inconvenient as burning yuor car.
Nothing to see here..It’as a Democrat no crime has been committed just another funny college boy prank...
Now if he had hacked Biden’s e-mail account they would have this punk off to Leavenworth by now.....If he had dared look at Obama’s he would be in an Electric Chair...
I would still like to know if this punk can be pursued by the Palins in a civil suit?
What's one Grand Jury anyway? Hell, it took what 12, 14? before that clown in Austin got an indictment against Tom Delay.
I am sure that under the provisions of sub, sub paragraph of the law, all criminal acts that are "unilateral acts" are exempt from any other provisions of the law.
After all, to make it a bi-lateral act, and thus become subject to the other provisions, Sara Palin would have had to specifically advise him of his rights before the "unilateral act" provision wouldn't apply.
In the Federal system, they do that too, but they also, far more often than in State Court, use the Grand Jury to futher the investigation. This kid's friends can tell the FBI or Secret Sevice to pound sand, and refuse to answer any question likely to inciminate their friend. They have to answer the questions of the Grand Jury (or the questions the Assistant US Attorney asks on behalf of the Grand Jury), or face going to jail for contempt.
No indictment after the first time a Federal Grand Jury hears from witnesses in a case is not news. An indictment would have been news, and widely condemned as a rush to judgment.
F'n with an national election, committing illegal acts, all for the purpose of destroying a candidate is not "criminal"?
Please tell me you are kidding.
I’m sure the FBI sprinkled their “magic dust” on the evidence and made it all go away.
Knew the brat would get off.
There must be a Freepathon coming up.
It doesn’t say they no-billed it, it just says they adjourned for the day without returning a true bill of indictment. Need more info to get truly pissed.
What is this truth and why is it so difficult to come clean with what happened?
If that's his lawyer's honest opinion, I think Rubico needs a smarter lawyer.
Forty posts on a grand-jury thread and not one instance of the phrase “ham sandwich”?
I am just happy he is incurring legal fees. That’s punishment enough.
It’s been over a week since the kid was outed on the web. Plenty of time to wipe his hard drive and clean the house of any incriminating evidence.
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