Sat. Sep 30th, 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 reside on the location and has not been taken down.

The Patriot Authorized Protection Fund is a fundraising effort launched a couple of week in the past by high-level members of the Trump group, the said objective of which is to assist pay the authorized bills of Trump’s political allies and staffers. A lot of these allies and staffers are presently 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 received’t be paying the authorized payments for Trump or his household, The Each day Beast just lately flagged some potential ethics points involving the group which are most likely value wanting 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 location 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 type. 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 listing of authorized troubles. It reads, partly:

Donald Trump is in hassle with the regulation 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 meaning about someones character. Can the entire folks be unsuitable who’re convey prison expenses in opposition to him?

The hacker additionally beneficial that guests not “help Trump’s fraudulent” fund and as a substitute give to teams just like the ACLU and different liberal organizations. On the backside of the web page, a hyperlink to a YouTube video in regards to the January sixth hearings was additionally added.

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