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 PelosiPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash Scrap House defense authorization provision benefitting Russia MORE (D-Calif.) announced the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi arrives in Jordan with bipartisan congressional delegation Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash CNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview MORE amid scrutiny in recent days over reports that Trump urged Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCNN's Anderson Cooper mocks WH press secretary over Fox News interview Yang cautions Democrats: Impeachment might not be 'successful' Ocasio-Cortez: Sanders' heart attack was a 'gut check' moment 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 GiulianiGiuliani asked State Dept. to grant visa for ex-Ukraine official at center of Biden allegations: report Overnight Energy: Trump taps deputy energy secretary to replace Perry | Praises pick Dan Brouillette as 'total professional' | Perry denies quid pro quo over Ukraine Ex-Watergate prosecutor says evidence in impeachment inquiry 'clearly' points to Trump 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.”