From my tech-guy e-mailer:
The One Questions – Are all the IM sessions from one computer, and was that
computer part of a computer network? And does the source who provided those
IM sessions have other IM Sessions from that computer that AREN’T IM chats
between Rep Foley and the young man?
One Questions Implications; if these sessions are from more than one
computer, while it may NOT be a smoking gun, the odds against this being
casual happenstance go up, enormously. And if the source can’t provide
non-Foley sessions, obviously, these is either a Foley-specific operation,
or these are very possibly purloined from a keystroke logger (or other
spyware) on either Foleys computer, the young man’s compter or, here’s the
bad part, a computer network
The Tech Weeds – Pretty Esoteric, No Particular Order of Importance
1. What IM Client s/w (Brand and Version) was being used?
2. Where the sessions printed out from the session buffer or from the
session log file?
3. Where these sessions provided to the media by one of the session
participants or their close friends/family?
Only Brian Ross can answer these questions, and to do so would greatly serve the public interest. Will he do so? No, because it isn’t about the public’s interest. It is about attempting to influence the elections, just like Rathergate, just like the timing of Woodward’s book, just like a dozen similar MSM hits over the past six years.
Will it work?
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader John Murtha, Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangell, and Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank certainly hope so.