FBI Says Investigating Democratic National Committee Email Hack

'A compromise of this nature is something we take very seriously,' FBI spokesman says after emails leaked in which Democratic staffers seek ways to undercut Sanders' candidacy.

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Protesters yell as DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., arrives for a Florida delegation breakfast, Philadelphia, U.S., July 25, 2016.
Protesters yell as DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., arrives for a Florida delegation breakfast, Philadelphia, U.S., July 25, 2016.Credit: Matt Slocum, AP
Dustin Volz

REUTERS — The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday that it was investigating the nature and scope of a cyber intrusion 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.

Emails from January 2015 through May 2016 leaked from seven DNC officials, Wikileaks said, feature Democratic staffers seeking ways to undercut Sanders' candidacy, CNN and other media reported.

One email features DNC staffers appearing to ponder ways to undercut Sanders, who had late in the primary endorsed Debbie Wasserman Schultz's primary opponent in her Florida congressional race.

In another, on May 5, a DNC employee asked colleagues to "get someone to ask about his belief" in God, without mentioning Sanders by name, and suggested it could make a difference in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Wasserman Schultz, chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, was dropped as a speaker at the Democratic National Convention in the wake of the leak on Sunday.

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