It must be seen as a sort of email hell today, for political backers of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 bid to seize the Democratic presidential nomination anyway, as thousands of documents and their attachments hit the web Friday courtesy of the whistle-blower organization known worldwide as WikiLeaks.
In the press release on the eyebrow-raising information, WikiLeaks stated that the treasure trove of emails and secrets “… come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC: Communications Director Luis Miranda (10770 emails), National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan (3797 emails), Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer (3095 emails), Finanace Director of Data & Strategic Initiatives Daniel Parrish (1472 emails), Finance Director Allen Zachary (1611 emails), Senior Advisor Andrew Wright (938 emails) and Northern California Finance Director Robert (Erik) Stowe (751 emails).”
Furthermore, the whistleblowing organization states in the announcement that the time period covered by the emails is during the recent primary season in America, from “January last year until 25 May this year.”
‘It’s not a DNC conspiracy…’
The subject line topic of “Bernie narrative” apparently originated from the gmail account of “markpaustenbach” on May 21. It was time stamped at 22:23, and was sent to the account of “firstname.lastname@example.org” according to the WikiLeaks organization’s information.
“Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was a mess.”
But the email continues after that initial conspiratorial curiosity. “Specifically, DWS had to call Bernie directly in order to get the campaign to do things because they’d either ignored or forgotten to something critical. She had to call Bernie after the data breach to make his staff to respond to our concerns. Even then they didn’t get back to us, which is why we had to shut off their access in order to get them to finally let us know exactly how they snooped around HFA’s data. Same was true with the standing committee appointments. They never got back to us with their names (HFA and even O’Malley got there’s in six weeks earlier) for the committees. So, again, the chair had to call Bernie personally for his staff to finally get us critical information. So, they gave us an awful list just a few days before we had to make the announcements. It’s not a DNC conspiracy, it’s because they never had their act together.”
Online world explodes
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 22, 2016
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 22, 2016
People are fuming mad, and they are tweeting their advice for Senator Bernie Sanders as well in light of the conspiracy and Sanders’ endorsement for Hillary Clinton after the primaries.
Bernie should rescind his endorsement and cancel his speech. This behavior by a ‘neutral’ organization shouldn’t be awarded. #DNCLeaks
— Samie T. Rex (@samie_rex) July 22, 2016
Over on the website reddit, user “BrazenBribery” links to the Democratic Party Charter and Bylaws.
“To make absolutely sure that everyone sees this,” the user at reddit writes, adding that the link is for the “Democratic Party Charter and Bylaws, Article 5, Section 4.”
Thanks to BrazenBribery, who noted the specific text applicable here, we read that “[t]he Chairperson shall exercise impartiality and evenhandedness as between the Presidential candidates and campaigns. The Chairperson shall be responsible for ensuring that the national officers and staff of the Democratic National Committee maintain impartiality and evenhandedness during the Democratic Party Presidential nominating process.”
With the Democratic National Convention set to start in Pennsylvania next week, we might be mindful of their chosen catchphrase, from their website: “Let’s Make History Again.”
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