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Pelosi denies her PC was hacked

Pelosi denies her PC was hacked
© Haiyun Jiang

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denies Guccifer 2.0's claim her personal computer was hacked and says a leaked document on "tactics" for dealing with Black Lives Matter is neither her creation nor her belief. 

"No hacked, dumped or doctored documents can be attributed to her computer," said Pelosi representative Drew Hammill in a written statement. 

On Wednesday, Guccifer 2.0 released a spate of files in an official blog post titled "DCCC Docs from Pelosi's PC." The hacker or hackers known as Guccifer 2.0 have already leaked documents from breaches at the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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Among the "Pelosi" memos released on the site were background briefings on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and immigration, talking points about Benghazi and a document for dealing with the Black Lives Matter movement that advised against inviting movement members to public events.

“In regard to the memo about Black Lives Matter, Leader Pelosi does not support the content or attitude of this memo.  On many occasions, Leader Pelosi has publicly supported the ideals embraced by the Black Lives Matter movement and continues to do so,” said Hammill.

The documents appear to be consistent with what Guccifer 2.0 would have found on the DCCC server. Of the 10 documents attributed to Pelosi's computers by Guccifer 2.0, six have headers listing DCCC staff members in fields like "To" or "From." Of the remaining four, one was sent to all House Democrats. And two are general background briefings that appear to be written for broad Democratic audiences: a glossary of terms about immigration and a slickly produced newsletter-type page about Benghazi.

Only one document concerns Pelosi: a "year in review" memo about fundraising numbers — the kinds of donation statistics that would likely be shared with the DCCC. 

Guccifer 2.0 claims to be a lone Romanian hacker, but the near totality of the intelligence and security communities take as fact that Guccifer 2.0 is the cover identity for Russian intelligence. 

"This attempt by Russia to influence our election has no place in our democracy," Hammill said.