I didn’t see this coming, and this might possibly be a game changer…but it is still to be confirmed.
Marco Rubio, just said on Thursday that former members of his campaign team had in fact been targeted by Russian hackers both last summer and recently, as recent as this last week. It is seemingly running contrary to Democrat narrative that all such efforts were directed at Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party…and there is hope that this evidence provided will shut them up.
Hopeful, but doubtful…yes.
Rubio made the revelation on the first day of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing, the hearing that is looking into Russian efforts to influence the presidential election.
Noting the partisan nature the rhetoric had taken surrounding the issue, the Florida senator said, “Former members of my presidential campaign team who had access to the internal information of my presidential campaign were targeted by IP addresses with an unknown location within Russia.”
“That effort was unsuccessful,” Rubio said.
He said the attempt was made just after he announced his U.S. Senate re-election bid in July.
“I would also inform the committee within the last 24 hours, at 10:45 a.m. yesterday, a second attempt was made, again, against former members of my presidential campaign team who had access to our internal information — again targeted from an IP address from an unknown location in Russia,” Rubio said. “And that effort was also unsuccessful.”
Former FBI agent and cybersecurity expert Clint Watts testified at the hearing that Rubio himself was targeted by Russian attempts to influence the election, as well as all of President Donald Trump’s primary opponents, CNN reported.
“This past week we observed social media campaigns targeting speaker of the House Paul Ryan, hoping to foment further unrest amongst U.S. democratic institutions,” Watts told senators.
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