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The hacker who has spent the past several months breaking into the e-mail accounts of family, friends, and political allies of the Bush family has crossed party lines and illegally accessed the AOL account of a former senior White House adviser to President Bill Clinton.

The intrusion into Sidney Blumenthal’s e-mail account apparently occurred this week, days after the hacker–who uses the alias “Guccifer”–defaced Colin Powell’s Facebook page and breached the former Secretary of State’s AOL account.

The 64-year-old Blumenthal–who was unaware that he had been hacked by “Guccifer”–worked as an assistant and senior adviser to Clinton for about 3-1/2 years, ending in January 2001. He worked as a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and has remained one of her closest confidants.

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