GOP lawmaker’s office email was hacked
A House Republican lawmaker’s email was allegedly hacked after it was released online, according to an article published on Friday by The American Conservatives.
The article reported that the emails were obtained through a federal search warrant and were sent by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).
King, a conservative Republican, is currently running for reelection against Democrat Tammy Baldwin in 2020.
According to the article, a “minor glitch” in the search warrant allowed a user to obtain the emails and a screenshot of the email, and the account was used to access an email account belonging to Baldwin’s campaign director.
The emails were sent in late January or early February and were forwarded to the campaign director’s personal email address.
The campaign director responded to the email by asking, “If the congressman’s office is hacked, is there anything else I can do?”
The campaign manager then forwarded the email to the office of Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who forwarded it to his office.
King and Baldwin have yet to comment on the issue.
The campaign manager said that he does not believe that the congressman was personally compromised.
The American Conservative reported that King’s office has no record of any unauthorized access to the lawmaker’s computer.
The office has since received a second search warrant, which was issued the same day as the first.
The search warrant included information about a third party, according, but that is not yet known.
The site also reported that Baldwin’s office told The American Watchdog, “The congressman has never had any issues with the congressman, his staff, or his constituents.”