Clinton Campaign Chief Sends Pro-Trump Tweet

John Podesta has 'switched teams.' Or he's very unlucky
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2016 3:50 AM CDT
Clinton Campaign Chief's Twitter Account Hacked
This is a screen image of the website of the Twitter-verified account of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman.   (Twitter via AP)

Either John Podesta is very unlucky or he has been using "password" as his password. The Hillary Clinton campaign chairman, whose hacked Gmail emails are being released in batches by WikiLeaks, had his Twitter account hacked on Wednesday and used to send out a pro-Trump tweet, Politico reports.

"I've switched teams. Vote Trump 2015. Hi pol," the account tweeted. A Clinton spokesman confirmed that Podesta's Twitter account had been hacked, reports USA Today. Podesta has said that the hacking of his Gmail account is being investigated by the FBI, which suspects it was part of a wider Russian campaign. (More John Podesta stories.)

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