The emails released by Wikileaks from the Democrat National Committee have already caused major political earthquakes, including the removal of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz from her position. Now, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has a massive announcement: They are launching a full probe into the massive email leak!
“The FBI is investigating a cyber intrusion involving the DNC and are working to determine the nature and scope of the matter,” the agency said in a statement. “A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace.”
The publication of the approximately 20,000 emails showed a DNC favorable to Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders, leading Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to announce her resignation on Sunday, effective at the end of the party’s convention this week.
The Clinton campaign suggested on Sunday that Russia had played a role in the affair, with campaign manager Robby Mook saying that the Kremlin is trying to help Donald Trump. On Monday, Mook pointed to reporting by The New York Times citing researchers who have concluded that two Russian intelligence agencies had breached the party’s servers.
The emails from Wikileaks were originally obtained by the hacker known as Guccifer 2.0. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook is busy blaming the Russians for the leak, as the release was timed out to be on the eve of the Democrat Party’s convention.
Trump mocked Democrats’ response to this devastating leak:
If only the FBI cared as much about Hillary Clinton’s criminal activity, instead of focusing on what Russian hackers did to expose corruption at the DNC.
This is a breaking news story. We will share more details as they become available.