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 PelosiPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump Democrats open door to repealing ObamaCare tax in spending talks Sunday talk shows: Lawmakers gear up ahead of Monday's House Judiciary hearing MORE (D-Calif.) announced the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE amid scrutiny in recent days over reports that Trump urged Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump Warren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Trump: Giuliani to deliver report on Ukraine trip to Congress, Barr 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 GiulianiTrump: Giuliani to deliver report on Ukraine trip to Congress, Barr Trump denies report that he still uses personal cell phone for calls Giuliani draws attention with latest trip to Ukraine 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.”