Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

Screenshot: Lucas Ropek/Patriot Authorized Protection Fund

The web site for former President Donald Trump’s authorized protection fund seems to have been hacked and defaced over the weekend. As of the writing of this weblog, the defacement remains to be dwell on the location and has not been taken down.

The Patriot Authorized Protection Fund is a fundraising effort launched roughly per week in the past by high-level members of the Trump crew, with the acknowledged objective of paying off the authorized bills of Trump’s political allies and staffers. A lot of these allies and staffers are at the moment mired within the quite a few, ongoing authorized investigations into the previous President, and are beset by court-related prices. Whereas the Patriot fund has notably mentioned it gained’t be paying the authorized payments for Trump or his household, The Every day Beast not too long ago flagged some potential ethics points involving the group which might be in all probability value trying into.

So as to add to Trump’s troubles, it seems that somebody hacked the fund’s web site on Friday. An archived model of the Patriot fund’s web site exhibits that, previous to the hacking, it included Trump’s catchphrase—“Make America Nice Once more”—and requested guests to “Assist DEFEND Donald Trump!!!!” with a monetary donation of some variety. Now, nonetheless, the location says one thing fairly completely different.

The hacker, whoever they’re, crossed out Trump’s title and appended to the location’s banner “America Is Already Nice.” They then posted a rambling screed about “lies” and Trump’s rising checklist of authorized troubles. It reads, partly:

Donald Trump is in hassle with the legislation in Georgia. That is the fourth time one thing like this has occurred. Everyone seems to be harmless till confirmed responsible, but when somebody retains moving into hassle, we must always take into consideration what which means about someones character. Can all the folks be improper who’re deliver felony expenses in opposition to him?

The hacker additionally really helpful that guests not “assist Trump’s fraudulent” fund and as an alternative give to teams just like the ACLU and different liberal organizations. On the backside of the web page, a hyperlink to a YouTube video concerning the January sixth hearings was additionally added.

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