Boxer: Hackers should face criminal probe over 'Climategate'
By Michael O'Brien - 12/02/09 03:26 PM ET
Leaked e-mails allegedly undermining climate change science should be treated as a criminal matter, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said Wednesday afternoon.
Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said that the recently released e-mails, showing scientists allegedly overstating the case for climate change, should be treated as a crime.
"You call it 'Climategate'; I call it 'E-mail-theft-gate,'" she said during a committee meeting. "Whatever it is, the main issue is, Are we facing global warming or are we not? I'm looking at these e-mails, that, even though they were stolen, are now out in the public."
this just in:
Ms Boxer is looking also into reports that "hacked" information is being used by cub reporter Woodward over at a small town newspaper known as The Washington Post.
She later commented, "we'll get to the bottom of who is harassing the white house chief of staff with this criminally gained information."
Guess she prefers old school Deep Throating techniques rather than hacking on the inter-tubes.