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Palin familiy lined up to testify in e-mail hacking case

David Kernell heads into court with his attorney Anne Passino last week. (Bill Poovey/AP)

President Obama and Sarah Palin aren't often on the same team. But he's got her back this week, as Justice Department lawyers trooped into federal court to prosecute the man charged with hacking her e-mail.

A caravan of Palins is headed into the Knoxville, Tenn., courtroom, reports our colleague Jerry Markon, with both the former VP candidate and husband Todd expected on the stand. On Wednesday, Bristol Palin, 19, testified she was bombarded by calls and text messages after her cellphone number -- gleaned from her mom's hacked e-mails -- was posted online, the Associated Press reported.

David Kernell, 22, is charged with four felony counts for accessing Sarah Palin's Yahoo account during the 2008 race by using a password-recovery tool and correctly answering a series of security questions to reset her password. Prosecutors say the former U-Tenn. student -- son of a Democratic state legislator -- made screenshots of her e-mail and other personal info and posted them online. If convicted, Kernell faces up to 50 years in prison.

By The Reliable Source  |  April 22, 2010; 1:01 AM ET
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Bristol testified that she was terrified by harassing calls and that she was alone in the middle of the woods without a land line.

All of that is false, as you can read for yourself here:

Posted by: gryphen | April 22, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

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