Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the US House of Representatives, has denied that a trove of documents leaked online by a mysterious ‘hacker’ known as Guccifer 2.0 came from her personal computer – yet still blames Russia for their release.
On 31 August, Guccifer 2.0 leaked what purported to be Democratic Party files hacked from Pelosi’s PC at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), including a confidential email outlining “tactics” on how to manage activists of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
“No hacked, dumped or doctored documents can be attributed to her computer,” Drew Hammill, the spokesperson for Pelosi asserted in a written statement to The Hill, after claiming the House leader does not have a personal computer at the DCCC.
He added: “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.”
As previously reported, the BLM document stated that campaign staff should offer to meet with local activists but “invited BLM attendees should be limited.” The memo’s author, staffer Troy Perry, advised to “listen to their concerns” but “don’t offer support for concrete policy positions.”
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