June 10th, 2008
04:00 PM ET
7 years ago

Kucinich Web site crashes, he cites 'suspicious circumstances'

Kucinich is questioning why his Web site crashed.

Kucinich is questioning why his Web site crashed.

(CNN) - Rep. Dennis Kucinich's re-election Web site crashed Tuesday, and the Ohio Democrat is a bit suspicious over the timing.

According to a statement released by Kucinich's congressional campaign, the site was "shut down this morning by a series of suspicious and fast-moving events" only hours after the congressman's newly-introduced articles of impeachment against President Bush were posted.

The campaign said the site shut down just as it was receiving an estimated 100,000 hits an hour from people looking for the impeachment articles.

Speaking with CNN, Kucinich spokesman Andy Juniewicz said he's not sure if the Web site was hacked, but reiterated that the timing raised some eyebrows.

Kucinich, who last year unsuccessfully sought to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney, formally announced the impeachment articles on Monday evening. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly said she is against proposals seeking to impeach the president.

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