Strange Doings in Connecticut: Epilogue

Hey gang!  Remember back in August, on the day of the Connecticut Democratic primary, when Joe Lieberman’s Web site went down all day and he blamed his opponent, Ned Lamont, saying that Lamont’s people had hacked his site? And demanded an investigation? And I told you that the site outage was more likely due to the incompetence of Lieberman’s tech people rather than dirty tricks from Lamont?

Guess who was right

The U.S. attorney’s office and state attorney general have cleared former U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont and his supporters of any role in the crash of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s campaign Web site hours before last summer’s Democratic primary.

"The investigation has revealed no evidence the problems the Web site experienced were the result of criminal conduct," said Tom Carson, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Connor.

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal confirmed the joint investigation "found no evidence of tampering or sabotage warranting civil action by my office." Both men declined to provide additional information, such as what might have happened to the site.