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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