We keep getting emails about this McKesson hacking story, so here is a timeline of what we’ve found out about it.  It’s up to the reader to decide what to make of it.

An unrelated question that we here at ConMom would like answered is why McKesson continues to appear almost constantly in the same blue vest, regardless of season?

06/10/16: Baltimore Sun reports that DeRay McKesson’s Twitter Account was hacked, making it the third high profile hack in a week, according to Recode.

06/11/16: Twitter user @TheSaintNegro29 began tweeting screenshots that were allegedly of Direct Messages (DM’s) from McKesson’s Twitter account. @TheSaintNegro29 stated in his Twitter timeline that these screenshot were ‘sent to him’.  Some of the tweets containing DM’s by McKesson were retweeted again at later dates. Both McKesson and his associate, Samuel Sinyangwe, denied these screenshots were real. @TheSaintNegro29 responded verifying the the authenticity of the DM’s


A transcript of the DM’s between DeRay McKesson, Johnetta Elzie ( a.k.a. Netta) and Samuel Sinyangwe. Note the reference to a “Summer of Chaos” referencing thousands of protesters to be brought in to disrupt the Republican Convention.

Elzie: “Have you spoken with Mrs. Lynch [Attorney General Loretta Lynch] recently about the plan for the summer and fall leading up to the elections.”

McKesson: “We spoke two weeks and they want us to start really pushing how racist Trump is now instead of waiting so the others can start getting the protesters ready to shut both conventions down.”

McKesson: “If we can get both conventions shut down for messing over Bernie and for having racist Trump, then get martial law declared so Obama can stay in office we will win. Call you soon when I get to my dads so I can use his landline and we can talk more on this.”

McKesson: “We have to make sure that we use our voices to keep people disrupting Trump all summer and through the fall so martial law can be declared”

Sam: “I wanted to touch base with you about the summer of chaos. So far we have over 2,000 people bused in from different cities and another 6,000 to 8,000 expected to drive into Cleveland for the Convention.”

Sam: “They will not be ready for the crowds we are bringing and they will blame Trump for it, especially if we shut it down. The GOP will have to replace him at that point or we will continue the disruptions nationwide.”

McKesson: “I will pass the info along. Good work, Sam. You never let us down. It’s so important we stop Trump. He can not be president.He will destroy everything we worked so hard for and we can’t trust….”

McKesson: “…today and he [Sam?] confirmed that there will be around 10,000 protesters disrupting the [Republican] convention. Plans are being made for other cities as well for upcoming Trump events. Ads have already been placed looking for people to help. I know you don’t care for them [white people] but this is the time we need our white allies doing a lot of the work for us. They are the ones who listen the best.”

Elzie: “That will put fear into the GOP and the country when they can’t have their convention for all their racist supporting Trump. We’ve worked too hard and closely with the Obama administration to have that racist ass take it all away and Hillary…. You know I can’t stand those white allies, but yo right this is the best to use them. They hang on every word you say and will do whatever is asked. I just hate all that kiss ass they try to do. Like that changes who they are.”

McKesson: “We have a lot of white allies volunteering for Trump’s campaign to pass along information to us before it’s made public so we know when rallies are coming up before they are announced. That way we can plan major disruptions in those cities in advance. We just have to keep our names out of this and let these [white] people do the work for us by pushing how Trump’s racist ways will destroy….”

Elzie: “That’s all those white people are good for in my eyes. I couldn’t imagine even pretending to like that racist ass Trump even to get info on his events. I’ll be glad when we shut his ass down.”

McKesson: “With the support we have from Mrs. Lynch and the help we’ve got from Sam and others it won’t be hard to cause enough….”

06/19/16: The Washington Post does a lengthy article on the security measures being put in place for the Republican Convention in Cleveland.

06/23/16: The Intercept reports that the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Secret Service began knocking on doors of activist group members in Cleveland advance of the Republican convention.

06/29/16: DeRay McKesson speaks to USA Today and during interview warns of possible DNC and RNC protests. A few days later CNN picks up the story.

07/08/16:  Snopes has ruled the claims regarding this story and the ‘Summer of Chaos’ to be ‘fabricated’ and ‘false’.

However Snopes provides no actual proof that the DM’s that surfaced after McKesson was hacked are fake.

Instead, Snopes theorizes why the screenshots might be fake, ending their assessment with a bizarre comparison which seems to bolster the authenticity of the screenshots, calling the interpretation ‘off-base’.

In a sense. the claims were similar to “cold readings” done by psychics, in that the claim’s assertions were interpreted as “hits” when in fact the details were entirely off-base.  Regardless of their “accuracy,” Mckesson stated that the messages were not authentic.

If they screenshots were fake, how could they also be ‘off-base’?