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: Pelosi pushes for drug pricing measure | South Africa to resume administering Johnson & Johnson vaccine | Early data indicate Pfizer, Moderna vaccines safe for pregnant women Allow a vote on the 'Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act' Female Republicans 'horrified' by male GOP lawmaker's description of Cheney: report MORE (D-Calif.) announced the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies MORE amid scrutiny in recent days over reports that Trump urged Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies Overnight Defense: Top general concerned about Afghan forces after US troops leave | Pentagon chief: Climate crisis 'existential' threat to US national security | Army conducts review after 4 Black soldiers harassed at Virginia IHOP Feds expect to charge scores more in connection to Capitol riot MORE.


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 GiulianiAndrew Giuliani to meet with Trump before potential New York gubernatorial campaign MyPillow files countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems Guilfoyle named as national chair of Greitens' Senate campaign in Missouri 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.”