WikiLeaks: Pelosi’s Non-Endorsement Irked Clinton
WikiLeaks releases new batch purportedly from Podesta’s personal account
A new WikiLeaks email release reveals that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have been upset that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did not immediately endorse her in the primaries.
Clinton aide Huma Abedin wrote the email in July 2015 to several campaign workers, saying Pelosi “didn’t say yes,” and that “HRC said she felt it was a non-answer.”
It is not uncommon for congressional members to avoid taking sides in presidential races, The Associated Press reported.
Roughly 2,000 more emails purportedly hacked from campaign manager John Podesta’s private account were posted by WikiLeaks on Sunday.
The Obama administration formally accused Russia of meddling in the U.S. election affairs last month.
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However, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that no government or any other state parties had given the stolen emails to his organization.
It is impossible to authenticate the hacked emails WikiLeaks has published, the AP reported, though Democrats have openly acknowledged the breach and have not pointed to any particular case where an email was altered to inflict political damage.