Computers hacked at Democrats’ House campaign committee

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee says its computers have been hacked. It’s been told by investigators the breach resembles the recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee.

Meredith Kelly is spokeswoman for the committee, which is the political arm of House Democrats. She says the committee is using the forensic investigation firm Crowdstrike and is cooperating with federal law enforcement.

A House Democratic aide said late Thursday the FBI is investigating the hack.

Cybersecurity experts who studied the hack at the DNC have blamed Russia. That hack exposed embarrassing emails indicating that supposedly neutral DNC officials were favoring Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders during the presidential primary season.

As a result, party chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced her resignation this week.

The DCCC hack was first reported by Reuters. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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