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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) denied allegations being pedaled by “ultra-right wing” pundits and outlets claiming that a member of her staff was responsible for the release of personal information regarding U.S. senators.
Waters’ statement arrives on the heels of reports this week stating that three Republican senators’ personal information was leaked just hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee heard the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, a college professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were in high school.
The article goes on to state the following:
The three Republican senators whose information was leaked onto Wikipedia were reportedly Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) , Mike Lee and Orrin G. Hatch (Utah), according to The Washington Post.
After the report, multiple right-wing sites like Gateway Pundit and RedState reported the IP address responsible for the leak was associated with Waters’ office and released the information of a staffer in the office.
Please read my statement on false allegations regarding the leak of the personal information of U.S. Senators: pic.twitter.com/YBEekR6jBB
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) September 29, 2018
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Below is Waters’ complete statement, as posted on her official website:
Rep. Waters Statement on False Allegations Regarding the Leak of the Personal Information of U.S. Senators
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), issued the following statement today:
“Lies, lies, and more despicable lies. I am utterly disgusted by the spread of the completely false, absurd, and dangerous lies and conspiracy theories that are being pedaled by ultra-right wing pundits, outlets, and websites who are promoting a fraudulent claim that a member of my staff was responsible for the release of the personal information of Members of the United States Senate on Wikipedia. This unfounded allegation is completely false and an absolute lie.
“The United States Capitol Police and our internal IT specialist have determined that the IP address in question does not belong to my office or anyone on my staff. The member of my staff – whose identity, personal information, and safety have been compromised as a result of these fraudulent and false allegations – was in no way responsible for the leak of this information. My office has alerted the appropriate authorities and law enforcement entities of these fraudulent claims. We will ensure that the perpetrators will be revealed, and that they will be held legally liable for all of their actions that are destructive and dangerous to any and all members of my staff.”