Hacker changes Seattle road sign to say 'Impeach the bastard'
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A hacker broke into an electronic road sign in Seattle on Wednesday, changing the message to read “Impeach the Bastard.”

The Seattle Department of Transportation said the sign was rented to the contractor National Barricade, and a spokesperson for the company said someone had hacked the sign’s system early Wednesday morning to change the message, local news station Q13 reports.

The sign was changed back to its initial traffic message within a few hours, and additional locks were put in place to prevent another hacking incident, the station reports.

The hack comes a day after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care: Following debate, Biden hammers Trump on coronavirus | Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives | Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight On The Money: Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight | Landlords, housing industry sue CDC to overturn eviction ban Finger-pointing picks up in COVID-19 relief fight MORE (D-Calif.) announced the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump, Jared Kusher's lawyer threatens to sue Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' MORE amid scrutiny in recent days over reports that Trump urged Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Sanders hits back at Trump's attack on 'socialized medicine' Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE.

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A five-page partial transcript of the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was released on Wednesday and shows Trump urging Zelensky to speak with his personal attorney, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiFacebook, Twitter CEOs to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 Latest 'Borat' footage appears to show star at the White House, meeting Trump Jr. Kushner friend arrested on cyberstalking charges MORE, and urging Zelensky to "look into" his unsubstantiated allegations against Biden.

The readout offered new fuel for Democratic lawmakers who on Tuesday launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump, while Republicans have either brushed off the memo as nothing new or vowed to quash any attempt to impeach the president.

Trump, who had authorized the memo’s release, argued it would show that there was nothing wrong about his call. During a press conference after it became public, he accused Democrats of a “hoax” and a “witch hunt.”