Twitter declined to say whether the alleged “hacking” of C-SPAN reporter Steve Scully’s account is under investigation, despite assurances from the Presidential Debates Commission that an investigation is underway.
“Steve Scully told us that his Twitter account had been hacked. The CPD has reported the apparent hack to the FBI and Twitter, and we understand that federal authorities and Twitter are looking into the matter, ”the CPD said on its official Twitter account.
Steve Scully told us that his Twitter account had been hacked. The CPD has reported the apparent hack to the FBI and Twitter, and we understand that federal authorities and Twitter are addressing the issue.
– CPD (@debates) October 9, 2020
However, in response to an email from Breitbart News, Twitter has officially declined to say whether or not such an investigation is ongoing.
Scully, who was due to moderate the now-canceled second debate between President Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden, claimed his account was hacked after sending a public message to former Trump official turned critic of the president, Anthony Scaramucci, asking him if he should respond to Trump’s claims of pro-Biden bias.
“@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump,” Scully asked on Friday.
“Ignore. He’s going through a pretty tough time,” Scaramucci replied.
In this short excerpt from the Vice-President debate, the moderator asks Vice-President Pence a question who accuses him of being a super-broadcaster.
Scully has been pursued by allegations of bias against Joe Biden and against Donald Trump. As Breitbart News’ Kyle Olson recently reported, Scully was even interned for then-senator Biden in the 1980s:
When Scully spoke at the University of Utah Valley in 2010, here’s how a biography described him:
“Prior to joining C-SPAN Steve covered business, politics and local government as a reporter and presenter at WHEC-TV (NBC Affiliate) in Rochester, NY, prior to that he was a presenter and reporter at WSEE- TV in Erie, PA and WHBF-TV (affiliates of CBS) in Rock Island, IL. Steve taught several courses on media and politics at St. John Fisher College and Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, between 1988 and 1990. While at university, he interned in the office of Delaware Senator Joseph R. Biden [D], and later a staff assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy [D-MA] media affairs office. (I underline) “
Breitbart News will continue to report on the alleged hack of Scully’s Twitter account.
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