From a Dec 8 post by ReinMan, cracker:
Just heard a coverup by the man. Believe it, NBS got the scoop before the blogos — only got it wrong, pulled a Rather. Said it was the NSA behind the Richardson bugs, but it wasnt. I got sources say it was a North Pole covert op, no lie. They got eyes everywhere this time a year. Remember Tickle-Me-Elmo? Wireless cam in the left eyeball. Those train sets everyone got? Mike in the coal bin. Even stockings got antenna boosters, thats why their so $$. What I hear is the Richardson thing stinks of spy. Got a cop buddy says nothin happened, cant even find a mention on Google anymore. Definite double-0.