FBI & Secret Service Launch Investigation Into Palin Email Hack Attack (Updated)
CNN confirmed today that there is an investigation under way on the Palin email hack attack:
FBI Spokesman Eric Gonzalez in Anchorage, Alaska confirms to CNN an investigation is underway.
“We are aware of the allegations and we are coordinating with Secret Service as far as the allegation that someone has hacked into Governor Palin’s personal e-mail account,” he said. “We are going to be working a joint investigation with Secret Service on this.”
Brian Hale, an FBI spokesman in Washington, also confirms the FBI has been contacted about the incident. Two federal law enforcement sources say the FBI and Secret Service would have concurrent jurisdiction normally on a matter such as this, but it remains to be seen if the Secret Service will take the lead on the investigation because Palin is a protectee.
UPDATE: More from The Register:
Within hours of this story posting, Ramuglia received a phone call from an FBI special agent from the Anchorage, Alaska, field office.
“He just wanted to make sure I wasn’t losing the logs,” Ramuglia said, referring to the special agent. The two are scheduled to speak again soon to coordinate the turning over the logged information.