I am still not supporting any of the candidates for Lt. Governor at this point. So as was the case in my last post on this topic 10 days ago My Unbiased Opinion on the Vogel – Reeves Email Scandal I still do not have a horse in this race.
Today, Senator Vogel released a statement that gave her whereabouts on the day the Gmail account was created and the days the account was used to send the email at the bottom of this mess.
The post linked above gives the dates and times the account was accessed and the IP addresses of each access. In my analysis I converted all of the times from the various log files obtained via subpoena (Steve Albertson of the Bull Elephant kindly provided un-redacted copies) to Eastern Daylight Time (which was in effect when the account was accessed). Vogel pointed out that some writings about this situation failed to convert to EDT. And she provided her location at the time of each access, which were all either from her house or her neighbors open WiFi.
Something has been nagging me since I looked at the documents and after reading Vogel’s statement on her location at the times in question.
If Vogel had created the Gmail account and sent the email, why was the account created on her neighbor’s WiFi, then accessed by Vogel’s WiFi and the day the email was sent, and the day the account was deleted the WiFi used was Vogel’s neighbor.
Why are we seeing access from these two WiFi access points?
The only thing that makes sense is that whoever set up the account and sent the email was unsure which of the two WiFi access points were Vogel’s.
When you open a laptop, Tablet or Phone to connect to WiFi, you are shown all within range. So the “hacker” was presented with two different close WiFi signals. And he or she tried both. And unless Vogel or her neighbor used their name for the WiFi node, how would anyone know?
But to take the logic a step further, if Vogel was the one that created the account, why would she use her neighbor’s WiFi? Stealth? Hardly. An email trashing her opponent coming from her next door neighbor would hardly be cover. If the email was traced to next door, would the suspicion change? Not at all.
But why did the account creator sign up for the account on the neighbor’s WiFi and then access it with Vogel’s?
The only answer I can reasonably come up with is the account creator did not know which WiFi was which.
And Vogel was elsewhere (on that I will take her word) when the account was accessed. One of the times she was at a meeting also attended by her opponent, Bryce Reeves.
So based on what we now know, I believe someone else, someone who did not know which WiFi was which, created the account and sent the email.
This by no means is proof Bryce Reeves was involved or had any knowledge of the email. There is no evidence at all that Reeves was involved.
But the mystery of why someone accessed both WiFi’s makes sense only if the person did not know which WiFi was which. Or possibly, that the person accessing the Gmail account was mobile or on foot and their device automatically flipped to a stronger open WiFi without their knowledge.