NBC’s “Nightly News” reported the revelation on Thursday’s broadcast, including the fact that the McCain campaign had been “spooked” by a surprising call from a top Chinese diplomat at the time about a letter McCain had written on a campaign computer to the new president of Taiwan.
“The problem was that letter had not yet been delivered,” reported NBC’s Michael Isikoff.
Meanwhile, in Chicago at then Sen. Obama’s campaign headquarters, a “phony” meeting agenda email had been circulated among top campaign staffers with a hidden computer virus.
Obama told reporters at the time: “Hackers gained access to emails and a range of campaign files from policy position papers to travel plans.”
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