A review by the House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee began in January in the wake of the ‘Climategate’ media frenzy.
Their results are clear
We believe that the focus on CRU and Professor Phil Jones, Director of CRU, in particular, has largely been misplaced.
We consider that Professor Jones’s actions were in line with common practice in the climate science community.
We are content that the phrases such as “trick” or “hiding the decline” were colloquial terms used in private e-mails and the balance of evidence is that they were not part of a systematic attempt to mislead. Likewise the evidence that we have seen does not suggest that Professor Jones was trying to subvert the peer review process.
The report covers the data that was used, the “trick” & “hide the decline” comments, the peer review process, freedom of information issues, and what other inquiries are being done in parallel. DeSmogBlog has a longer summary.