UPDATE 01/07/10: Now that Dick Blumenthal has announced he's running for Senate, I know a lot of people are going to Google his name. Right now this post runs very high on the list of search results, so I want to make it very clear that after I wrote this article more facts came out that proved the AG didn't speak falsely about this situation. I posted a correction HERE, so feel free to read it for all the facts.
Around 10:00 tonight I watched the Keith Olbermann clip below of tonight's "Worst Person in the World" segment from his show. In it, he mentioned how the FBI sent an email out, presumably to Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, regarding their conclusion of the hacking investigation.
When Olbermann mentioned the date of the email, I suddenly felt queasy. Keith mentioned that the email was sent out on October 25th, 2006, about a week before the general election. The only reason it finally saw the light of day was because of an FOI request, otherwise it may have never been revealed.
The reason I felt queasy was because I remembered an interview I did with Blumenthal four days later (October 29th) but still before the election, at a fund raiser for Dave Mooney in Stratford. This is when news of the FBI's findings may have still made a difference.
In the interview, Blumenthal said there were no definite conclusions to the investigation and that it was ongoing.
Either he wasn't CC'ed, or he doesn't read his emails from the FBI, or he may have been holding back information from the public. I don't know which.
I only know that I am now feeling a bit misled by his words on that night.
"As yet, we've reached no conclusions."
- Dick Blumenthal, October 29, 2006
Until I hear a good explanation from the Attorney General, I'm going to assume that he had the information before the election and chose not to release it to the public for political reasons.
I'll leave it to Dick to prove me wrong.