Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is claiming “ultra-right wing” conspiracists are alleging her office leaked sensitive information on three Republican U.S. senators on their Wikipedia pages.
Waters tweeted on Saturday that the whole business was “lies, lies, and more despicable lies.”
Please read my statement on false allegations regarding the leak of the personal information of U.S. Senators: pic.twitter.com/YBEekR6jBB
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) September 29, 2018
The information that appeared on the senators’ Wikipedia pages included the home addresses and personal phone numbers of Sens. Lindsay Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch.
Someone anonymously amended their Wikipedia pages while the Senate Judiciary Committee was assessing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Some conservative websites alleged Waters’ office was responsible because the IP address behind the amendments was linked to a staff member from her office, according to The Hill.
Waters denied any connection. (RELATED: Maxine Waters Doubles Down On Harassing Trump Officials In Public)
“This unfounded allegation is completely false and an absolute lie,” Waters tweeted. “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.”