SARAH PALIN TESTIFIES; Lashes Out at Dem Hacker Outside Court (Video)
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin speaks to media outside the Federal Courthouse after court recessed for lunch Friday, April 23, 2010 in Knoxville, Tenn. Palin testified in the hacking case against David Kernell who was a University of Tennessee student majoring in economics when prosecutors say he hacked into the Yahoo! account. (AP/Wade Payne)
Sets the record straight- Says Kernell should face “consequences.”
Sarah Palin said, “It wasn’t right. It wasn’t legal. It wasn’t fair or decent.”
The video is damning against the young democrat and Obama supporter, David Kernell.
Sarah Palin testified today in the trial of the son of prominent Democrat who broke into her email account during the 2008 election. The former governor called for “consequences” outside the court for the crime.
The AP reported:
Sarah Palin testified Friday about the disruption and hurt caused when her e-mail account was hacked during the 2008 presidential campaign and said outside court that there should be consequences for what happened.
She declined to say if she thinks conviction of the 22-year-old defendant should lead to prison or if community service would be punishment enough. “That’s up to the judge,” she said when she stopped to talk to reporters outside the courthouse.
Former University of Tennessee student David Kernell, the 22-year-old son of a Democratic state lawmaker, is charged with hacking the Yahoo! e-mail account as Palin campaigned in 2008 as the Republican vice presidential candidate.
Kernell faces up to 50 years in federal prison if convicted of identity theft, mail fraud and two other felony charges. His lawyer has said the case is a prank and Kernell had no criminal intent.
Asked outside the courtroom if she thought the charges against Kernell were excessive, Palin said, “I don’t know, but I do think there should be consequences for bad behavior.”
As Palin walked to the witness stand, some jurors smiled at her. The first question from Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg Weddle was, “May I call you Governor Palin?”
The former Alaska governor smiled almost constantly through 30 minutes of testimony as she told jurors about the disruption the hacking caused for her family and close friends when their e-mails and phone numbers were publicized on the Internet.