November 27, 2021

Hacked DNC Voicemails Released by WikiLeaks

Hacked DNC Voicemails Released by WikiLeaks

Fugitive WikLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks via Skype at the South By SouthWest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Assange’s appearance underscores the increasing attention that the technology industry is paying to issues of online privacy, security and surveillance. (AP Photo/Barbara Ortutay)

WikiLeaks says that it has released voicemail messages from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

The voicemails were leaked at the same time as the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night.

“I’m furious for what you are doing for Bernie Sanders,” one caller says in a recorded message. “He’s getting way too much influence.

“What I see is the Democratic Party bending over backwards for Bernie,” adds the caller. The caller threatens to leave the party if the DNC doesn’t stop “coddling” to Sanders. Another caller assails Cornel West, saying that he shouldn’t have been allowed to join the committee, describing him as “such trash.”

In all 29 phone calls were released, totaling around 14 minutes.

Passionate Clinton supporter calls DNC (audio file #16014) to demand that Sanders be stopped #DNCLeak https://t.co/TTyre5UIOD

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 28, 2016

RELEASE: The DNC recordings https://t.co/OIv1xjpp6c #DNCLeak #DNCinPHL

Recordings: https://t.co/TTyre5UIOD

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 27, 2016

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told CNN there would be more material released. “Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain actors is to make it easier to find out who our sources are,” Assange said.

Meanwhile, Russian officials have denied allegations that Russian-backed hackers were behind the hack. “This is not really good for bilateral relations,” Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesperson, told the network.

WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails stolen from the DNC, which showed Democratic officials coordinating efforts to undermine Sanders. As a result, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned earlier this week.

Source: Epoch Times

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