DCCC Hacked, FBI Investigating if Related to DNC Hack

First, it was the DNC (Democratic National Committee) whose emails got hacked, possibly by hackers hired by Russia’s military intelligence service, the GRU (also known as APT 28 or Fancy Bear) or by lone hackers on their own. Now, the FBI is investigating whether a similar breach at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is related and also the work of Russian hackers.

The FBI is treating the DNC and DCCC breaches as one investigation now, said one person briefed on the matter. At the same time, the bureau is doing a broader probe of Russian hackers targeting political organizations, including the Clinton campaign, the campaign of GOP nominee Donald Trump and Republican political action committees.

I doubt Trump's emails would be very interesting, but I won't be surprised if emails between his campaign staff and his two sons (Donald Jr and Eric) and son-in-law (Jared) are published they turn out to be quite revealing and embarrassing. If that happens, I wonder what Trump's reaction would be then.

The DNC's emails were published on Wikileaks. According to Russian news today, Edward Snowden is now criticizing how Wikileaks published them, saying it should have "curated" them (Meaning redacted them or only published pertinent ones. ) Wikileaks responds on Twitter, accusing Snowden of hoping for a pardon by Hillary.

Yesterday Wikileaks released hacked voicemails of Democrats.

Earlier this week Donald Trump said he's never spoken to Putin. Here's what he said in 2014:

Trump’s denial of knowing Putin personally contradicts his own words, which he uttered in May 2014 at a National Press Club luncheon. He was asked about how he would negotiate with Putin and said he had done so during preparations for the Miss Universe 2013 pageant in Moscow.

“I own the Miss Universe. I was in Russia, I was in Moscow recently. I spoke indirectly and directly with President Putin, who could not have been nicer. And we had a tremendous success. The show was live from Moscow,” he told the audience.

Over at Lawfare, there's an article asserting it makes a difference whether the Russian government or independent hackers were behind the operation. And an article examining whether Trump could be a Russian agent (I think not -- they'd pick someone smarter.) The Kremlin denies being behind the DNC hack.

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    Maybe he's a Russian agent (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Fri Jul 29, 2016 at 03:59:09 PM EST
    And he doesn't know it

    Reitets reporting (none / 0) (#2)
    by jbindc on Fri Jul 29, 2016 at 03:59:26 PM EST
    Clinton campaign also hacked.


    Reuters is reporting (none / 0) (#3)
    by jbindc on Fri Jul 29, 2016 at 03:59:46 PM EST