Could This Be Barack Obama’s Watergate?
There have been so many dirty tricks orchestrated by Barack Obama, his staffers, minions, sycophants, and so on,....against Sarah Palin....that frankly we forgot about this loser until our friends over at Palin TV linked to this story out of Tennessee:
Former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is expected to be a witness at a University of Tennessee student’s internet fraud trial next month.
A motions hearing Wednesday addressed several procedural issues U.S. District Judge Clifford Shirley expects to rule on at a pre-trial conference in two weeks.
University of Tennessee student David Kernell, now 22, is accused of accessing Sarah Palin’s personal e-mail account (email@example.com) while she was Sen. John McCain’s running mate. Palin was governor at the time.
Prosecutors contend Kernell answered some security questions, like Palin’s date of birth and where she met her spouse, then reset her password.
He’s accused of posting the new password on the internet so others could look at her e-mail account.
He faces four felonies: identity theft, wire fraud, computer fraud, and obstruction of justice.
If convicted on counts two and four of the indictment, Kernell faces a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 5 years of supervised release.
If convicted on counts one and three of the new indictment, Kernell faces a maximum punishment of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years of supervised release.
One of the issues discussed at Wednesday’s hearing was whether the defense can serve trial subpoenas by Fed Ex or email instead of in person.
Defense attorney Wade Davies said, "There are people all over the country, including in Alaska, who are involved in this case."
Kernell’s defense attorney, Wade Davies, told Judge Clifford Shirley he may consider a so-called 12.2 defense. While Davies declined to elaborate, usually that means the intent to call expert witnesses to talk about a defendant’s mental condition.
The judge summed up a third issue the defense brought up: "Does the court have authority to issue an out of district search warrant?" Judge Shirley said. His ruling on that question could exclude some evidence in the case.
Kernell remains free until trial as long as he meets certain conditions, including using a computer only for class work.
David Kernell’s trial is set for April 20.
His father is a longtime Democratic State Senator from Memphis.
Now don’t weep for this weasel, he is connected as high as they can go. His father is Mike Kernell, a longtime Tennessee State Representative, and a democrat, of course. More importantly though, David, who is a student at the University of Tennessee appears to have ties to the highest levels of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. More on this in a second, but first lets take a stroll down memory lane.
Our friends over at HillBuzz were all over this at the time:
Like father, like son.
According to some great online detective work today, it seems SoetorObama supporter Mike Kernell, Democrat state representative from Tennessee (and active member of SoetorObama’s Tennessee campaign), confirmed his son David Kernell, student at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, hacked into Sarah Palin’s yahoo email account to help SoetorObama’s struggling campaign.
Kernell hoped to find political information he could pass to the SoetorObama camp, or anything he could embarrass Palin with by posting all over the Internet. It was his intent to neutralize Palin or force her off the ticket by finding damaging personal information that would win the election for SoetorObama.
Kernell hacked Palin’s email by patiently tricking Yahoo to give up Palin’s password: he answered repetitive security questions about Palin’s birthday, zip code, etc. until Yahoo allowed him into Palin’s account. Then, he changed Palin’s password to "popcorn". Get it? David Kernell…"popcorn". What a clever, clever boy!
Clever boys with doe-eyes and Boticelli curls do really well serving 1-4 years in federal prison for cybercrimes, we hear.
Word to the wise: if you are using Yahoo for email, you might want to switch to something more secure. If Kernell was able to hack into Palin’s account using public-knowledge about her, just imagine what someone who actually knows you could do to your own account. If you have an ex who wants to spy on you, he or she would know a lot more about you than Kernell knew about Palin, so hacking your account should be a lot easier for him/her. And for crying out loud, stop using your dog’s name as your password. It’s the first thing people try when hacking.
Something to think about…in addition to the fact that, like we have said for a year, the people SoetorObama attracts to his campaign are very similar to the type of thugs McGovern attracted in 1972. Though these people are not operating on direct orders from SoetorObama himself, the spirit of his campaign encourages this type of behavior, and prompts people like Kernell to commit what looks like three separate felonies in service of their ObaMessiah.
You can read a lot more from the Boys From Chicago here.
Terry Frank was all over this at the time and managed to get a lot of screen shots from the G.Gordon Liddy wannabe’s Facebook page. You can read more here.
As you read, you will notice commenter after commenter start referencing young David’s Technorati page and the fact that there appears to be more than a tenuous connection between David and Barack Obama’s campaign manager, David Plouffe.
In fact, a quick look though multiple sources will find references to this, and include a link:
Unfortunately, either Kernell or Technorati have scrubbed the website, and nothing on our master spy can be found. But, as luck would have it, the folks over at Libertarian Republican captured a screen shot:
Eric Dondero writes this for the website:
In another bizarre twist to the Sarah Palin email hacking story, the prime suspect in the FBI investigation David Kernell of Tennessee, had a video produced by Barack Obama for President Campaign Manager David Plouffe on his Technorati Search Page.
Libertarian Republican blog interviewed Computer Applications Specialist Dave Kittley of Abilene, Texas this evening. Kittley discovered the video link late yesterday, and captured it in a screen shot. (The black pen markings on the screenshot are from Kittley).
Kittley asserts that it is a very strange coincidence that the Plouffe video would show up right on Kernell's Technorati page. One possible explanation according to Kittley: Kernell's name might be in the credits for the production of the Plouffe video.
Plouffe is known to be a big advocate of NetRoots, a gathering of Leftwing Bloggers, formerly known as Yearly Kos, who often engage in on-line mischief against political opponents. Obama produced a personal video to the NetRoots convention which was held in Austin, Texas the weekend of July 16. Kittley told LR that is entirely possible that Kernell might be a member of the NetRoots community.
Kittlery also pointed out to LR that the video, which encourages volunteers to become the "cavalry" of the Obama campaign, has since dissappeared from Kernell's Technorati page. He has the screen shot in his possession, and has graciously made the screenshot from yesterday available to LR and to a limited number of websites covering the Palin email hacking story.
Although there was a lot of effort to scrub things, thanks to the folks at Free Republic, we found the INCREDIBLY boring video of Plouffe rallying the troops. The one referenced on Kernell’s Technorati page:
That’s five minutes and forty-four seconds of my life I will never get back. This is the most boring man alive!
You’ll notice the video was posted about the time young David was violating Governor Palin’s privacy.
Obviously, there was a lot of reporting on this, at least on the conservative side of the aisle. Predictably, the Obamacentric "mainstream media" ran from this story like it was on fire!
If you want to go down memory lane though, Gateway Pundit and the National Ledger have more.
As if this wasn’t interesting enough, David’s father, Big Mike Kernell is running for re-election at the same time his loser son is about to go on trial. His opponent, Memphis police officer Tim Cook, had this to say:
"When I heard the rumor that Mike Kernell's son was the one responsible for hacking into the Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin's email I was stunned. As a father I sympathize with Mike Kernell and can understand what he is going through as a father. And I will pray for him and his family during this ordeal.
However, this clearly shows what family values Democrat Mike Kernell has taught his children. It reflects the values of his 34 years as a State Representative in and for the Democratic Party. These are not the type of values the citizens want in their representatives. ..."
Officer Cook went on to suggest a possible media conspiracy to ignore the alleged relationship between David Kernell and Obama campaign manager David Plouffe.
This is rather delicious to me, as it was just yesterday we started discussing the diabolical plans Obama has to scuttle Sarah Palin’s natural gas pipeline project, the largest construction project on North American history.
We took readers down memory lane and reminded them how Obama, his Senate (and campaign) Chief-of-Staff Pete Rouse, and a cast of Alaskan nerdowells went on a jihad against Sarah Palin the day she was announced as John McCain’s running mate.
We talked about the fact that Obama, personally got involved in the so-called "Troopergate" scandal, Sarah calls it "Tasergate" because her crazy brother-in-law had tasered her nephew, among just a few things. Obama is the one who called the state troopers union to "offer his assistance" to a brother union member.
We also talked about the fact that even though Sarah was cleared, and democrats Kim Elton, Hollis French, Beth Kerttula, Stephen Branchflower, and others were taken to the wood shed for hiding evidence that cleared Palin, and even used the wrong statute as the basis for their witch hunt, Barack Obama "rewarded" Kim Elton with a make work job at the Department of Interior. A little Chicago style pay-for-play.
Of course, no discussion of this fine group of individuals would be complete without reminding everyone that Pete Rouse, now a Senior White House adviser, basically founded, recruited, and coordinated the Alaska Mafia from his cushy D.C. office. Rouse used Mafia members to continually plant false stories about Sarah Palin in the media, as well as continually file all of those phony ethics complaints against her, complaints that would cost the Alaska tax payers over $2 million to deal with.
To this day, if you see a story about Sarah Palin that come from far left hate sites like the Huffington Post (which are then picked up by the "mainstream media") just know that Rouse, or one of his people has something to do with it. That’s how these people roll.
You can refresh your memory on all of this, and see what Obama’s latest gimmick is here.
You know, at the time it was all happening, naive Americans, like myself, thought for sure that the pay-for-play deal between Obama and Kim Elton, for Elton’s part in the false accusations against Sarah Palin, in an attempt to throw the election, who have been enough to take Obama down.
As we learned more about the Chicago thug politics, and Obama’s connection to the Alaska Mafia, we felt for certain someone in authority would step in. We were just that naive.
Now, as I finish this up I reflect on the fact that progressives, like Barack Obama, and his ilk, scream bloody murder when we lawfully wiretap terrorists who want to destroy America.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if the act that finally brings down the most corrupt president in American history is the illegal tapping into Sarah Palin’s e-mails on his behalf!
Talk about being hoisted by one’s own petard!