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 AshfordJustice Democrats endorses two progressives challenging Democratic incumbents White men now the minority in pool of House Democratic candidates: analysis Pelosi sees defections from an unusual quarter — the left 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, Sessions discussed firing Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe Judge rules former WH counsel McGahn must testify under subpoena MORE announced that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay Trump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts 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.