Climategate Swiftboaters Under Criminal Investigation For Hacking

“Police officers investigating the theft of thousands of private emails between climate scientists from a University of East Anglia server in 2009” — the source of the Climategate smear campaign timed to disrupt the Copenhagen climate summit — “have seized computer equipment” belonging to Roger Tattersall, who writes a climate denier blog under the pseudonym TallBloke.

In the United States, the Department of Justice sent a “formal request for preservation” to Tattersall and climate denier Patrick Condon, who runs the No Consensus blog under the pseudonym Jeff Id. The DOJ letter tells the conspiracy theorists to preserve “all stored communications, records, and other evidence in your possession” for their blogs and for Climate Audit, a denier blog run by Steve McIntyre, a Canadian mining consultant.

All three bloggers promoted the file dump from the “FOIA” hacker that contained the climate scientists’ emails, as well as one released this November. The hacking is part of a broader campaign of illegal intimidation against climate scientists.

Top Republicans, including presidential candidates Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman, continue to cite the smears against climate scientists as justification for their opposition to climate action.


(HT Climate Crocks)