Lieberman Campaign, Not Opponents, Crashed Site

Site was 'overutilized and misconfigured'
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Apr 10, 2008 1:37 PM CDT
Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent, left, speaks with Sen. John McCain, right, during a press conference in Amman, Jordan, Tuesday, March 18, 2008.   (AP Photo/Nader Daoud)
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(Newser) – The FBI found accusations by Joe Lieberman’s campaign that challenger Ned Lamont’s supporters crashed the Connecticut Senator’s Web site on primary eve in 2006 to be unfounded, reports the Stamford Advocate after obtaining federal documents. Instead, it was probably Lieberman’s camp itself that brought down a misconfigured site with overuse. The senator’s campaign had accused its opponents and requested investigation.

A Lieberman spokesman told the New York Times that the campaign made the accusations based on its site administrator’s evaluation of the crash, but offered no apologies. Meanwhile, Lamont said the senator should say he's sorry. “The Lieberman campaign unfairly attacked an awful lot of good people, starting with our campaign,” he told the Times.