Sunday, September 21, 2008

FBI Serves Search Warrant on Probama Palin Hacker

A number of sources indicate that the FBI has served a search warrant on David Kernell, the suspect in the Sarah Palin e-mail hacking case. Kernell, the son of Mike Kernell, a state Democratic assemblyman from Memphis, Tennessee, is said to be a supporter of Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

David Kernell

The Knoxville Tennessean has the details:

The FBI is stepping up its investigation into the hacking of personal e-mail of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin by a University of Tennessee student.

A person who identified himself as a witness tells WBIR-Knoxville that agents with the FBI served a federal search warrant at the Fort Sanders residence of David Kernell early Sunday morning.
Gateway Pundit adds this:

David is a self-described Obamacrat and his father Mike Kernell is a liberal Tennessee State Representative.

All signs
pointed to the young Obama supporter as the Palin hacker.
Ace of Spades describes Kernell as a footsoldier in "Obama's Army of Sociopathic Davids."

I've written previously on the Palin hacking case (and especially on the suspicions surrounding the left-wing anarchist group Anonymous), but see the heated comments from my cross-posted essay at NeoConstant, "
Unmasking the “Anonymous” Protest Group."


UPDATE: Don't miss Terry Frank's post, "Investigating David Kernell," which not only includes screenshots of Kernell's Facebook pages (with references to numerous left-wing groups), but some speculation in the comments that Kernell has direct ties to David Plouffe, Barack Obama's campaign manager.