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The FBI said on Monday that it was investigating the nature and scope of a cyberintrusion at the Democratic National Committee disclosed last month.
“A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously, and the FBI will continue to investigate and hold accountable those who pose a threat in cyberspace,” the FBI said in a statement.
The hack, which has been linked to Russian groups, led to the publication of thousands of internal DNC emails. The leak revealed that several key members of the organization had unfavorable attitudes toward the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday announced that she would resign as DNC chair over her role in the emails, effective after the Democratic National Convention concludes later this week.
Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, has suggested that the Russians behind the hack were working to promote Donald Trump’s candidacy by undermining the Democratic Party. Trump has expressed positive views toward Russia and President Vladimir Putin multiple times throughout his campaign.