'Mann has never been credibly investigated. By definition he has therefore not been exonerated. In fact, he and his allies furiously oppose all possible independent inquiries....The Muir Russell & Oxburgh inquiries into UK taxpayer-funded operations at U. of East Anglia, did not even purport to address U.S. citizen Mann, or validate his work'
CEI: 'Michael Mann's lawyer claims that 9 investigations of academic fraud have all exonerated Mann. Most of these investigations did not examine Mann's conduct or even mention him, and Penn State U's investigation was typical of that institution's unfortunate tendencies'
Climate Depot Response: Rep. Paul Ryan understood that the Climategate scandal revealed activist scientists bent on protecting the global warming narrative at all costs. No amount of sham Penn State or Lord Oxburgh or Muir Russell investigations can change that. The fact is, the global warming industry pretended to investigate itself and of course it pretended to have found no wrongdoing.
Reality Check on Climategate: Andrew Montford's report into four of those investigations found that to a greater or lesser degree, they were 'rushed, cursory and largely unpersuasive' -- 'The [Penn State] report...says, in effect, that Mann is a distinguished scholar, a successful raiser of research funding, a man admired by his peers – so any allegation of academic impropriety must be false'