Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a Kansas City, Missouri Democrat, has received a ton of hate messages that including racial slurs, ABC News reports.
“I received a number of calls from N-word sickos,” Cleaver, a former Congressional Black Caucus chair, told the news outlet on Saturday. He explained that someone released his personal contact information in a widespread computer hack that targeted Democrats.
According to Politico, a Russian-linked hacker is suspected of releasing the cell phone numbers and email addresses of almost all Democrats serving in the House of Representatives. The personal contact data was among the documents allegedly stolen from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Since receiving the hate-filled messages, Cleaver has increased security at his home and changed his phone number, ABC said.
Meredith Kelly, the campaign committee’s national press secretary, told the news network that the DCCC is cooperating with federal investigators and also evaluating the authenticity of all the leaked documents.
In July, Wikileaks published damaging Democratic National Committee emails, provided by a suspected Russian-back hacker. The emails revealed what appeared to be a DNC conspiracy to support Hillary Clinton’s campaign over her rival Bernie Sanders.
That leak caused controversy at the party’s convention and led to the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
SOURCE: ABC News, Politico | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
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From Maé Bérénice Méité To Jesse Owens: 18 Iconic Olympic Fashion Moments
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1. Maé Bérénice Méité, 2018 Winter Olympics
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2. Pita Taufatofua, Also Known As The Tonga Guy, 2016/2018
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3. James Harden, LeBron James, 2012 London Olympics
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4. Kobe, Carmelo, and Dwyane, 2008 Beijing Olympics
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5. Michael Jordan, 1992 Barcelona Olympics
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6. Meldrick Taylor, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
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7. Sydney 2000
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8. Nagano 1998
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9. Atlanta 1996
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10. Montreal 1976
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11. Mexico City 1968
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12. Innsbruck 1964
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13. London 1948
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14. Dominique Dawes, 1996 Atlanta Olympics
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15. Barbie Honors Ibtihaj Muhammad With One-Of-A-Kind Doll, 2016 Rio Olympics
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16. Usain Bolt, 2016 Rio Olympics
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17. Simone Biles, 2016 Rio Olympics
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18. Jesse Owens At The 1936 Olympic Games In Berlin
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