FBI Investigating Possible Hacking of Dems’ Cellphones

DNC: Struggle With 'the Russian Hackers' is Ongoing

Though the FBI is refusing to provide any details on the matter, those familiar with the situation say they are conducting an investigation into the possible hacking of cellphones being used by top officials of the Democratic Party, adding to a litany of ongoing probes into hacks related to the Democrats.

The Clinton campaign said they were unaware of the report, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said they had not been contacted by the FBI regarding the possible hacking. DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile, however, reported that “our struggle with the Russian hackers that we announced in June is ongoing,” saying she didn’t want to provide any specific updates on the matter.

The hacking of the DNC has become a hugely political issue, with Democrats repeatedly insisting, despite a total lack of publicly available evidence, that “everyone” knows Russia is behind the matter. A number of high-ranking Clinton campaign officials have also suggested that the hacks are part of a Russian campaign to get Republican nominee Donald Trump elected.

There’s even less detail in this cellphone matter, since it’s unclear that such a hacking even happened, with the sources just saying it’s suspected to have happened. That Brazile immediately raised Russia when asked on the matter, however, reflects that the party is still eager to try to pin everything that happened, or even might’ve happened, on a Russian plot.

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  • Ron Johnson

    Gee, I thought you had nothing to fear if you had nothing to hide. All of our e-mails and phone calls are intercepted and recorded, and that is called security. When THEIR e-mails and phone calls are intercepted, it is called hacking.

    • Don G.

      You people have allowed your government to impose their version of security upon the people. It’s necessary now to prevent revenge attacks from terrorists throughout the world who have suffered under your bombs. And it’s not going to get better, it’s going to get worse and more oppressive. It’s just simply your chosen path as a country.

      The antiwar movement is almost completely unheard. You, the american people have to change that. Trump is false hope and isn’t going to do it for you. But on the bright side, it’s likely that those seeking revenge would put down their knives and their boxcutters if the US stopped killing their families and loved ones.

      • Puck

        The only good news is that when America goes up in a bunch of mushroom clouds, Canada’s gonna go right along with us. At least then the galaxy will be safe from the evils of curling.

  • Don G.

    The FBI’s investigation will conclude that Russia did it. How can it be anything else? They’re far too intelligent to fall for the Trump scam and they’re too smart to alienate the majority of Americans by telling the truth.
    And the large majority of the american people will be happy with the turth they fabricate. 5% or 10% of the people will just be ignored.

    • curmudgeonvt

      “…alienate the majority of Americans by telling the truth.”

      And what, pray tell, would that be?

  • Bill

    Notice that the one thing the FBI is not investigating is that Hillary and the DNC colluded to deny Democrats a free and fair election to chose the nominee. Nope, not investigating that at all. Nor is the FBI investigating the numerous claims from the primaries that the Clintons violated election laws. And, if that’s an organized conspiracy that crossed state lines then it certainly would be open to FBI investigation. But, nope, not investigating any of that.

  • Bill

    Do we really want Hillary and the Democrats to be in charge of our nation’s cybersecurity? Seems like they must be really bad at it with the number of times that they get hacked.

    • Brian McKeever

      Put that way, we probably do since their utter incompetence will allow the rest of us to know what evil sh*t they are up to.

  • Brian McKeever

    The FBI might as well just go to work for the DNC at this point.