The Democratic National Committee is in damage control today as they continue to investigate how hundreds of sensitive files wound up in the hands of a Russian hacker. On Tuesday, the hacker, known only as “Guccifer 2.0”, released the files to the public in a blog post in which he wrote, “This’s time to keep my word and here’re the docs I promised you.”
Included in the info dump were dozens of files related to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign including a dossier filled with anti-Hillary research and talking points on how to combat criticism of the former Secretary of State.
“It’s not a report in one file, it’s a big folder of docs devoted to Hillary Clinton that I found on the DNC server,” the hacker proclaimed. “The DNC collected all info about the attacks on Hillary Clinton and prepared the ways of her defense, memos, etc., including the most sensitive issues like email hacks.”
In addition to the Hillary oppo-research included in the files, the dump included meticulously kept records on Clinton Foundation donors and a spreadsheet that documents Hillary’s Clinton’s use of private planes.
Earlier in the week the same hackers released the Democratic National Committee’s opposition research book on GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump.
According to The Washington Post, who first reported on the hack on June 14, the DNC breach was the work of hackers connected to the Russian government, although no definitive explanation has been provided yet.