iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The personal Twitter account for Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta was hacked Wednesday, spokesman Nick Merrill said.
“We can confirm that John’s Twitter account was hacked, which would explain the message you all disembarked from the plane and received,” Merrill told reporters in Las Vegas, where Clinton is campaigning tonight. “We’re working on fixing it.”
Just before 8 p.m. ET, Podesta’s account tweeted out: “I’ve switched teams.Vote Trump 2016.Hi pol”
The tweet was later deleted.
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The campaign says they do not know who is behind the hack; however, the timing is notable.
Late last week, WikiLeaks began releasing purportedly hacked emails belonging to Podesta.
The Clinton camp has blamed the hack on Russians, whom they believe are trying to influence the election.
“It is now clear that the illegal hack of my personal email account was — just like the other recent, election-related hacks — the work of the Russian government,” Podesta said in a statement earlier today. “This level of meddling by a foreign power can only be aimed at boosting Donald Trump and should send chills down the spine of all Americans, regardless of political party.”
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