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Did Trump's Campaign Try to Hire a Latin American Black-Hat Election Hacker?

David Z. Morris - Fortune
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April 10, 2016

Satyrical headlines from President Trump’s America 2017 (Boston Globe)

Juan José Rendón, a Miami-based political consultant linked to sabotage and manipulation of Latin American elections, claims that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign approached him, but he turned them down. Senior Trump staff members denied awareness of Rendón.

The claim surfaced this week in a Bloomberg profile of jailed Colombian political operative Andrés Sepúlveda, who, as the piece describes, managed teams of hackers to both generate fake social media trends, and to steal emails, strategy plans, and other internal documents of opposition candidates. Sepúlveda gives Bloomberg details of his black-hat work on campaigns in Colombia, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Mexico, where he says he played a role in the recent election of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Sepúlveda is now serving a ten-year sentence for espionage and hacking.

Rendón nonetheless maintains that he never employed Sepúlveda, and has denied other accusations of wrongdoing. But Sepúlveda showed Bloomberg an array of email exchanges with Rendón that show evidence of them working together, and which Bloomberg says appeared genuine when vetted by an expert.

Read the rest at Fortune

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