Report: Hackers Stole $2.3M From GOP Bank Account Tied To Trump’s Re-Election

Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt speaks at a Trump rally in January.Screengrab / Wisconsin GOP / YouTube

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The hackers reportedly manipulated invoices, directing payments to themselves rather than the intended vendors.

According to The Associated Press, the Wisconsin Republican Party was hit by hackers who walked away with $2.3 million from the party’s account for helping to reelect President Donald Trump.

Republican Party Chairman Andrew Hitt told the AP that they picked up on the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and on Friday alerted the FBI, which Hitt said is currently investigating the matter.

“There’s no doubt RPW is now at a disadvantage with that money being gone,” Hitt said. The party and campaign needs money late in the race to make quick decisions, he said.

Hitt said the hackers were able to manipulate invoices from four vendors who were being paid to send out direct mail for Trump’s reelection efforts and to provide pro-Trump material such as hats that could be handed out to supporters. Invoices were altered so when the party paid them, the money went to the hackers instead of the vendors, Hitt said.

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