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Hackers target personal data of DNC staffer who was researching Trump’s pro-Russian campaign chair

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In an interview with Yahoo News, a DNC staffer focused on doing research on the business dealings of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman claims her personal email account was hacked.

DNC consultant Alexandra Chalupa, who works for the committee as a director of “ethnic engagement,” states she received a warning when she logged into her private Yahoo email account.

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“Important action required,” she said the pop-up stated. “We strongly suspect that your account has been the target of state-sponsored actors.”

According to Chalupa, she “freaked out,” before contacting DNC officials about the hack.

Chalupa was in the midst of looking into Paul Manafort’s dealings with pro-Russian political leaders in Ukraine after the political consultant took control of the Trump campaign after previous campaign head Cory Lewandowski was ousted.

“Since I started digging into Manafort, these messages have been a daily oc­­­­currence on my Yahoo account despite changing my p­­a­ssword often,” Chalupa wrote in an email to DNC communications director Luis Miranda, with an attached screengrab of the Yahoo security warning attached.

Manafort has a long history of dealing with pro-Putin politicians, including Viktor Yanukovych, as well as Russian  billionaires accused of corruption.

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While news of the DNC memo leak has roiled the start of the Philadelphia convention, the disclosure of hacks of personal accounts brings a new dimension to the links between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Chalupas warning set off a panic at the DNC.

“That’s when we knew it was the Russians,” a Democratic Party source told Michael Isikoff at Yahoo, before stating,“we told her to stop her research.”

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Monday the FBI announced they had opened up an investigation into the hacks.


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‘The country got an education’: Nicolle Wallace explains why impeachment could move public opinion

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MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace offered her analysis after the day of televised hearings in the impeachment inquiry.

Wallace, who served as White House communications director under President George W. Bush, drew upon her experience as a top Republican strategist.

"Listen, I haven’t spent a nanosecond in a courtroom, but I’ve spent my career in the court of public opinion. And if you look at what the Democrats have set out to do and you look at why this has swung public opinion in a way the Mueller probe never did is that they have laid brick on top of brick on top of brick," Wallace explained.

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Room erupts in laughter as Democrat Peter Welch destroys Jim Jordan during impeachment hearing

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There was a moment of levity four-hours into the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), the bombastic Freedom Caucus member who was added to the committee at the last moment by Republicans, had argued that the White House whistleblower started the scandal.

"There’s one witness, one witness that they won’t bring in front of us, they won’t bring in front of the American people, and that’s the guy who started it all, the whistleblower," Jordan argued.

Unfortunately for the wrestling coach turned politician, Jordan was followed by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT).

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe succinctly debunks Jim Jordan’s defense of Trump

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Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe debunked the key defense of President Donald Trump that was offered by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) during the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry.

Jordan did not address the fact President Donald Trump solicited foreign election interference in violation of federal law, but attempted to debunk the additional charge that there was extortion/bribery.

The Ohio Republican argued that there could not have been a quid pro quo because the aid was eventually released.

But Tribe, who has taught at Harvard Law for half a century and argued three dozen cases before the United States Supreme Court, fact-checked the congressman who never passed the bar exam.

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