Democratic National Committee sends evidence it’s been bugged to the FBI: report

The 2016 Presidential election has been far from average, and the latest episode suggests another potential security breach for the Democrats. On Friday, Mother Jones reported that the Democratic National Committee found evidence that its headquarters was bugged, which it then reported to the FBI.


Two DNC officials spoke with the outlet under anonymity and said that they had found evidence that their D.C. headquarters was bugged, after conducting an office sweep first in September and then again in October.

After DNC emails were hacked ahead of the July Democratic National Convention, the committee hired a firm to do a sweep of their offices. But it wasn't until the second investigation in October that officials found a radio signal that revealed a potential "listening device outside the office," David Corn writes.

Corn likened the incident to Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.

One DNC official told Corn, "We were told that this was something that could pick up calls from cell phones. The guys who did the sweep said it was a strong indication." However, nothing was recovered.

"You have to take all of this incredibly seriously," they said. "We are the oldest political party in this country, and we are under constant attack from Russia and/or maybe others."