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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Rep. Waters Statement on False Allegations Regarding the Leak of the Personal Information of U.S. Senators

September 29, 2018
Press Release

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 peddled 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.”

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