WikiLeaks has dumped another batch of emails from the account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, John Podesta. This is the 21st batch of communications to be released by the whistleblowing site. There will be a total of 50,000 emails released in the lead up to November 8, according to WikiLeaks. So far, 35,594 have been published.
On Thursday, further discussion among the Clinton campaign of Bill Clinton’s controversial past was revealed, while Clinton adviser Neera Tanden branded the private email server debacle as “f**king insane.”
Speaking via telephone to a conference in Argentina on Wednesday, Julian Assange claimed the ongoing releases had “whipped up a crazed hornet’s nest atmosphere in the Hillary Clinton campaign.” Assange also claimed that the campaign had attempted to hack the WikiLeaks servers.
Israel is depressing – Clinton adviser Neera Tanden tells Podesta that “Israel is depressing” in a mail from March 18, 2015 titled ‘Man’.
“It’s a good lesson that the wing nuts are just ruthless in every country,” Tanden adds.
The right-wing Likud Party led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a surprise victory in national elections on the same day, handing him his fourth term in office and making him Israel’s longest-serving prime minister.
“Bad,” replies Podesta.
Someone has your password – In March 2016 Podesta is warned to change his email password “immediately” and “ensure that two-factor authentication is turned on” after Charles Delavan, a member of Clinton’s IT team, mails him warning that someone tried to access his account.
“It is absolutely imperative that this is done ASAP,” Delavan tells Podesta’s chief of staff Sara Latham in a second mail stressing the urgency of the issue.
A Google alert on the unauthorized login attempt shows its source as being in Ukraine.