Wikileaks releases 1,200 Clinton emails from Iraq war
The anti-American organization Wikileaks has relased more than 1,200 emails from Hillary Clinton during the period when she was secretary of state during the Iraq war.
The website tweeted a link to 1,258 emails on Monday that Clinton sent during her time as secretary of state. According to the release, the emails were obtained from the US State Department after they issued a Freedom of Information Act request. The emails stem from a State Department release back in February, The Hill reports.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange previously claimed that his website obtained enough proof for the FBI to indict the presumptive Democratic nominee for president.
“We could proceed to an indictment, but if Loretta Lynch is the head of the DOJ in the United States, she’s not going to indict Hillary Clinton,” Assange told ITV. “That’s not possible that could happen."
The newly released information will likely only serve as political fodder for the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, as Clinton met with FBI investigators over the weekend wrapping up the lengthy investigation. Sources close to the probe recently told CNN that the bureau will announce no charges against Clinton in the weeks to come.
Julian Assange promised a couple of weeks ago that he would release enough evidence to indict Clinton – even though he is doubtful that such an indictment is forthcoming. This first document dump from Clinton's private server is just one of many promised by Assange whose access to these emails will make him a major player in the election.
The juicy stuff will be released when it can do maximum political damage to Clinton. Among the most anticipated emails are those detailing her discussions about Libya and possible revelations about Gaddafi's arms caches being sent to Syrian rebels. Assange has hinted that this will be proven.
Will emails showing Clinton to be a liar damage her campaign? Even her supporters don't think she's trustworthy, so it's not likely that any revelation from the emails will kill her chances. But the emails will, if nothing else, serve as more proof of Clinton corruption.