Assange Timed Email Leaks to Hurt Clinton Campaign — NY Times

Assange said Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonFULL REMARKS: Mothers of the Movement at Democratic convention Trump: Sanders "wants to go home and go to bed" Green Party candidate to Sanders: Let's collaborate MORE's presidential campaign is trying to disrupt focus on the messages by blaming Russian Federation for their release. Mook went further by arguing that the Russian government arranged for the release of the emails on the eve of the Democratic convention to embarrass Clinton and to support Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. The scenario of Mr Trump pillorying Ms Clinton about these emails - over and above the earlier controversy of her hiding and acting deviously on crucial matters as secretary of state via a private email server - and winning in November is not implausible.

Of course, Ms Clinton won 3.5 million more votes than Mr Sanders in this year's primaries and that vast gap can not entirely be explained by shenanigans of the DNC.

Even without the Demxit WikiLeaks emails Clinton has considerable reason to worry about her voter lock.

Wikileaks page announced that they have obtained 19,252 emails and 8,034 attachments from the top of the US Democratic National Committee via Twitter.

Assange has been back in the news recently due to his organization's release of secret DNC emails revealing collusion between the Democratic Party, the Clinton Campaign, and the media.

"This is beyond inaccurate", said Amy Dacey, the DNC's chief executive officer, in her reply to Tobias. "No one knows who our source is", Assange said. Sanders is scheduled to speak from the DNC podium Monday night.

"So that's a very interesting signaling by Hillary Clinton that if you act in a corrupt way that benefits Hillary Clinton, you will be taken care of".

He said many of its internal documents and emails have been circulating through various groups - and the most recent leaked batch may or may not have come from WikiLeaks.

Tobias' reputation as a dedicated fundraiser for the DNC surfaced in a separate email from him on May 18, 2016, in which he asks Munoz and DNC supporter Stephen Bittel to consider not attending a scheduled June 8 DNC fundraising dinner in Manhattan. Here, Sanders is attacking the DNC and its current practice, its past practice with the POTUS and with Sec Kerry.

The official source of the lead is not known, but a The New York Times' report suggests they were stolen from the DNC by Russian hackers. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.

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