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 AshfordWhite men now the minority in pool of House Democratic candidates: analysis Pelosi sees defections from an unusual quarter — the left Ex-Dem lawmaker: Russians hacked my email in 2016 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 RosensteinFeds will not charge officer who killed Eric Garner The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Judiciary issues blitz of subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions, Trump associates MORE announced that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). 

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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.