More email leaks to come
The trove of DNC emails that helped bring down party chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and caused the Democrats to issue an abject apology to Bernie Sanders is just the begining, says their publisher:
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his organization plans to publish “a lot more material” concerning elections in the U.S.
“This is having so much political impact in the United States,” he told CNN on Tuesday, referencing last Friday’s leak of 20,000 internal emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
“What we have right now is the Hillary Clinton campaign using a speculative allegation about hacks that have occurred in the past to try and divert attention from our emails, another separate issue that WikiLeaks has published,” he said.
“I think this raises a very serious question, which is that the natural instincts of Hillary Clinton and the people around her, that when confronted with a serious domestic political scandal, that she tries to blame the Russians, blame the Chinese, etc,” Assange added. "If she does that when she’s in government, that’s a political, managerial style that can lead to conflict.”
Assange said WikiLeaks would neither confirm nor deny that Russia was behind the theft of the controversial private communications.
Let's keep a couple of things in mind about all this...
1. Neither Assange nor the hackers wrote the emails. Demcoratic officials wrote them, and they must deal with the consequences.
2. Assange is a loathesome character who is currently residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden in relation to charges of rape.
3. The Russian intelligence agencies were almost certainly behind the leak.
Years ago, when WikiLeaks published reams of material about America's war strategy in Iraq, conservatives were outraged.
While some may delight in watching Democrats squirm now that a portion (but apparently not all) of their dirty laundry gets palstered over the internet, we must never forget the people and entities behind the leak are hostile, at best, to the United States.