Private Phone Numbers Sold At McCain Going Out Of Business Sale
A FOX affiliate in DC purchased two Blackberys from the McCain-Palin campaign headquarters, and the devices still had personal information on them. For $40, WTTG-TV bought campaign emails and private phone numbers left on the Blackberry. Former Virginia Jim Gilmore was none too pleased to be receiving phone calls.
When we charged them up in the newsroom, we found one of the $20 Blackberry phones contained more than 50 phone numbers for people connected with the McCain-Palin campaign, as well as hundreds of emails from early September until a few days after election night.
We traced the Blackberry back to a staffer who worked for “Citizens for McCain,” a group of democrats who threw their support behind the Republican nominee. The emails contain an insider’s look at how grassroots operations work, full of scheduling questions and rallying cries for support.
But most of the numbers were private cell phones for campaign leaders, politicians, lobbyists and journalists.
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