Guccifer 2.0 became a folk hero after releasing secret documents from the Democratic National Committee which showed the world how party officials rigged their primary system to ensure a Hillary Clinton victory over Bernie Sanders, and now he's disclosed "the personal cellphone numbers and email addresses of nearly 200 lawmakers" to demonstrate his reach into the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee which is the fund-raising arm for House Democrats as reported by The New York Times: "on Friday night, the hacker indicated that more leaks would follow, writing on Twitter that 'the major trove' of the House committee documents would be sent to WikiLeaks."
In explaining his motivation for releasing the secret documents from the Democratic Party Guccifer 2.0 wrote the following on his blog last night:
As you see the U.S. presidential elections are becoming a farce, a big political performance where the voters are far from playing the leading role. Everything is being settled behind the scenes as it was with Bernie Sanders. I wonder what happened to the true democracy, to the equal opportunities, the things we love the United States for. The big money bags are fighting for power today. They are lying constantly and don't keep their word. The MSM are producing tons of propaganda hiding the real stuff behind it. But I do believe that people have right to know what's going on inside the election process in fact.
The cyber investigation apparently extends well beyond the DNC and DCCC to involve"the private email accounts of more than 100 party officials and groups" as reported by The New York Times: "the main targets appear to have been the personal email accounts of Hillary Clinton's campaign officials and party operatives, along with a number of party organizations," and "Democrats say they are bracing for the possibility that another batch of damaging or embarrassing internal material could become public before the November presidential election."