Chattanooga Grand Jury Could Hear Testimony On Alleged Hacking Of Sarah Palin E-Mail

Sunday, September 21, 2008

A Grand Jury in Chattanooga could reportedly hear testimony this week into the alleged hacking of the personal e-mail of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel said the FBI is investigating the possibility that a University of Tennessee student who is the son of a state legislator from Memphis carried out the hacking.

The report said FBI agents raided the apartment of David Kernell early Sunday morning.

It said friends of Kernell were interviewed, and said they are due to testify about the case in Chattanooga this week.

A federal grand jury is set to convene in Chattanooga on Tuesday.

Kernell is the son of Memphis Democrat Mike Kernell, who acknowledged that his son is being investigated.

The hacker reportedly got into the Palin Yahoo e-mail account by guessing certain password information correctly, including the fact that she met her husband in high school.

The McCain/Palin campaign called the hacking "a shocking invasion of the Governor's privacy and a violation of law."

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