Anonymous leaked the personal information of 22 United States Senators part of the Republican Party, calling for their followers to contact the politicians requesting that President Donald Trump be impeached.
The leak includes personal email addresses and phone numbers of the US politicians, and was posted in a press release via The Anon Journal at 10:58 am.
The Journal obtained the information through AnonOps operatives, but did not know whether it was through a leak or hack.
The Anon Journal confirmed that a second release is on its way, but did not specify a time or date.
Editor-in-Chief Rob Pfeiffer said the move was in response to US President Donald Trump’s contentious stance on the violence that shook Charlottesville on Saturday.
Mr Trump says “both sides” are to blame, describing counter protestors in Charlottesville as “alt-left”.
Ben Sasse, Bob Corker, Charles Grassley, Cory Gardner, Daniel Sullivan, David Purdue, Dean Heller, Deb Fischer, James Inhofe, James Lankford, Jeffery Flake, Jerry Moran, Jim Risch, John Barrasso, John Boozman, John Cornyn, John Hoeven, John Kennedy, John Thune, John Isakson, and Joni Ernst are the senators named in the release, all with personal phone numbers, and some with emails.
Mr Pfeiffer said that The Anon Journal hopes for individuals to email and call the senators in an effort to condemn Trump and call for his impeachment.
More details to follow.
Eli Ridder, Senior Correspondent