Anonymous publishes GOP legislators’ private numbers in bid to push for Trump’s impeachment – Chicago Tribune

A group affiliated with the online activist group known as Anonymous on Thursday posted what it says are the private cellphone numbers and email addresses for 22 Republican members of Congress in a bid to push for President Donald Trump‘s impeachment, reigniting the use of hacked information in U.S. political battles.

Rob Pfeiffer, chief editor of online publication The Anon Journal, told The Washington Post Thursday morning that the move was spurred by Trump’s contentious reaction to violent clashes in Charlottesville over the weekend. The president set off a furor after he made it clear he had no intention of backing down from his claims that “both sides” were to blame for the mayhem that left one woman dead and dozens of others injured.

Trump belatedly condemned the neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan groups that organized the Unite the Right, before doubling down on his original contention. The president has been sharply criticized by a wide swath of the country, including by leading Republicans in Congress and top executives at major corporations — two groups that have not typically chided Trump.

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