Ex-Dem lawmaker: Russians hacked my email in 2016

Ex-Dem lawmaker: Russians hacked my email in 2016
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Former Rep. Brad AshfordJohn (Brad) Bradley AshfordNebraska district could prove pivotal for Biden in November The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - First lady casts Trump as fighter for the 'forgotten' House Democrats target Midwestern GOP seats MORE (D-Neb.) said on Friday that his congressional emails were hacked by Russians in 2016.

“With indictments today, I can reveal that my #Ne02 Congressional emails were hacked by Russian agents in 2016,” Ashford said on Facebook. “This is very real and we all should be concerned.”

Ashford was first elected to Congress in 2014. Two years later he lost his reelection bid in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District.

The former congressman’s statement came hours after Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinRosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Comey argues Trump shouldn't be prosecuted after leaving Oval Office Trump turns his ire toward Cabinet members MORE announced that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 


All 12 defendants were said to be members of Russia’s military intelligence agency, GRU.

A spokeswoman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Meredith Kelly, said in a statement published by Roll Call that the “DCCC was the victim of a cybersecurity intrusion during the 2016 election cycle, and this indictment relates to that incident.”

She said the committee is cooperating with the investigation and could not provide further comment.