Bombshell report claims DNC email hack was actually a leak


The DNC hack that rocked the 2016 presidential election may have been an inside job according to a new report from the Nation.

Forensic experts and former national security advisors have newly revealed evidence that suggests that the hack was actually a leak.

The evidence? Data suggests it was a download executed locally with a memory key or other portable data storage device.

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That would mean that someone who had access to the DNC system had to have done it.

While the Nation's report doesn't say who might have been responsible, investigators say they may be getting close to pinpointing the source.

So does the Democratic National Committee owe the Russians an apology?

The DNC says no, calling the report nothing more than a conspiracy theory.

The organization issued the following statement in response to the report.

"U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded the Russian government hacked the DNC in an attempt to interfere in the election. Any suggestion otherwise is false and is just another conspiracy theory like those pushed by Trump and his administration. It's unfortunate that The Nation has decided to join the conspiracy theorists to push this narrative."

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Activists hold a banner against Hillary Clinton amid protest outside the Wells Fargo Center on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
Bernie Sanders supporters protest U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Protesters wearing masks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump march with a group of cannabis advocates down Broad Street toward the Wells Fargo Center on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter
A former Bernie Sanders delegate wears a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign sticker over his mouth as he protests during the third session at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
Pennsylvania State Troopers face off with Bernie Sanders supporters and delegates outside of the convention arena after they stormed off the convention floor in protest when Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential nomination during the second day at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Signs of support for Hillary Clinton and protest signs are seen on the fourth and final day of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. / AFP / Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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