Excerpts of allegedly hacked Hilary Clinton emails surface

Posted at 1:44 PM, Mar 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-20 13:49:50-04

Hillary Clinton can now add herself to the growing list of high-profile names who have fallen victim to email hacking.

According to published reports, confidential memos sent to the former Secretary of State by her then-political adviser Sidney Blumenthal are being widely distributed to a variety media outlets including Russian Television.

The hacker, known as Guccifer, broke into Blumenthal’s AOL account last week, accessing several sensitive documents to which he then forwarded to hundreds of recipients that included political aides and news sources.

One of the documents included an email sent to Clinton last year in wake of the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate building in Benghazi.

The email reportedly suggests the then-Secretary of State was being misinformed on the attack that killed four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens, where it placed blame for the attack on an anti-Islamic film on YouTube — rather than it being a coordinated terrorist attack launched by al-Qaeda which U.S. Intelligence later determined it to be.

An investigation is now underway to determine the authenticity of the supposed hacked emails.

Last month, Guccifer broke into the email accounts of several Bush family members, gaining access to personal correspondence – including private photos and messages between friends and family.