It is reassuring that there are federal officials out there who still taking the Sarah Palin e-mail hacking case seriously. Appreciate this while it lasts. (You can find all my reports/blogging on the matter here.) Latest development: Turns out that the defendant — David Kernell, the son of a Democratic Tennessee legislator — has attempted to conceal records in order to impede the FBI’s investigation of the crime, according to prosecutors.
Cover-up’s always worse than the crime:
Three more federal charges have been filed against a University of Tennessee student charged with hacking into the personal e-mail account of Sarah Palin, the Alaska governor and former Republican vice presidential nominee.
David Kernell, the son of a Democratic Tennessee legislator, pleaded not guilty to all charges Monday, and a magistrate agreed to push back his trial from May to October.
Kernell allegedly gained access to Palin’s account in September by correctly answering a series of personal security questions.
The new counts are fraud, unlawful electronic transmission of material outside Tennessee and attempts to conceal records to impede an FBI investigation.