Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Lieberman Accuses Foe Of Hacking Site

Web Site, E-Mail Down, Senator's Staff Asks For Criminal Investigation
HARTFORD, Conn. , Aug. 8, 2006

(CBS/AP) Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, who was locked in a battle with an anti-war challenger in the nation's most closely watched primary race Tuesday, accused his opponent's supporters of hacking his campaign Web site and e-mail system.

Lieberman campaign manager Sean Smith said the campaign has contacted the Connecticut attorney general's office and asked for a criminal investigation by state and federal authorities.

Lieberman, campaigning Tuesday in New Haven, said he has no proof that Lamont supporters are responsible, but is asking the state party chairman to intervene.

"I'm concerned that our Web site is knocked out on the day of the primary, you'd assume it wasn't any casual observer," Lieberman said.

Lamont, campaigning early Tuesday afternoon in Bridgeport called the accusation "just another scurrilous charge." His campaign denied involvement and said the primary day accusation is a sign of Lieberman's desperation.

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office declined immediate comment. Calls placed to the FBI and the chief state's attorney's office seeking comment were not immediately returned.

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"Lieberman, campaigning Tuesday in New Haven, said he has no proof that Lamont supporters are responsible"

Then WHY make the accusation, Rove? Whoops, I meant to say Joe... sorry!


Buck