Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, was hacked, with thousands of emails leaked by WikiLeaks. The release came on Friday evening, and includes over 2,000 emails from the campaign manager. WikiLeaks states that they have over 50,000 emails in their possession, which will be released over time.
Clinton’s campaign didn’t confirm or deny the authenticity of the documents.
The leak also includes what many people believe are excerpts from Clinton’s paid Wall Street speeches. Senator Bernie Sanders, during his campaign, repeatedly discussed the speeches and called for Clinton to release her speeches to the public.
The leak shows excerpts that seem to be provided by “HWA.” The initials are expected to be from the Harry Walker Agency.
In one portion of the speech, Clinton is quoted as saying, “My father loved to complain about big business and big government, but we had a solid middle class upbringing.” Clinton added, “…And now, obviously, I’m kind of far removed because the life I’ve lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy, but I haven’t forgotten it.”
The hacked emails are being blamed on the Russians, with John Podesta tweeting, “I’m not happy about being hacked by the Russians in their quest to throw the election to Donald Trump.”