As leaked information exposing the Democratic National Committee’s collusion with Hillary Clinton slowly circulates the web — completely ignored by the mainstream media — a new batch of hacked internal documents shows the DNC protecting the presumptive Democratic nominee from political attacks before the primary race even started.
The anonymous hacker known as Guccifer 2.0 released what he calls a “Dossier on Hillary Clinton from the DNC,” which includes a “big folder of docs devoted to Hillary Clinton that I found on the DNC server.” The new trove of information consists documents like Clinton Foundation donor lists, travel expenses, strategies, and foundation vulnerabilities.
“The DNC collected all info about the attacks on Hillary Clinton and prepared the ways of her defense, memos, etc., including the most sensitive issues like email hacks,” Guccifer 2.0 wrote.
New Guccifer memos indicate DNC held database of 25K Clinton Foundation donors (waiting 4 DNC response) https://t.co/0lXddWaTis
— Jordan (@JordanChariton) June 21, 2016
Just last week, RT News reports that Guccifer 2.0 published a 200-page “opposition research” on Donald Trump and a list of million-dollar donations from actor Morgan Freeman, hedge fund manager James H. Simmons, and, most surprisingly, a $1 million donation from comedian Bill Maher, who claims to be Bernie Sanders supporter.
“Reporter Outreach: Working through the DNC and others, we should use background briefings, prep with reporters for interviews with GOP candidates, off-the-record conversations and oppo pitches to help pitch stories with no fingerprints and utilize reporters to drive a message,” the document says.
By stressing Hillary’s specifics and catering to her campaign, the newly leaked documents underlines speculation from Bernie Sanders and his supporters that the DNC favored Clinton from the beginning.
— Keith Warren (@screenslaver) June 21, 2016
Normally, the DNC will lay out strategies for every Democrat running for the presidential nomination but instead, they favored only the one candidate throughout this year’s primary election.
“Use specific hits to muddy the waters around ethics, transparency, and campaign finance attacks on HRC,” the document said.
They also defended the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of foreign donations while she was Secretary of State, with most ranging from $5 million to greater than $25 million. Some notable contributions include the Rockefeller Foundation, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar, and Steven Spielberg.
“She followed every rule and went ‘above and beyond’ disclosure requirements,” the document said, which we know now is false.
Other documents covered a wide range of topics that include “cheat sheets” of official positions on everything from Boko Haram, Assad, Snowden, taxes, the economy, ISIS, and Russian.
Reporters are starting to come forward to verify that the DNC tried to do this with them just as this doc describes. pic.twitter.com/qtQibme7NL
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 21, 2016
The DNC has yet confirmed or deny the existence of the documents produced by Guccifer 2.0. In a possible move to discredit the hacker, CyberStrike, which is in charge of protecting the DNC’s server, insisted he’s actually a Russian agent whose objective is to influence the presidential election in favor of helping Donald Trump, according to NBC News.
Guccifer 2.0 denied those claims in an interview with Vice News and said he is Romanian who is fighting “for freedom of minds, fight for the world without Illuminati. Fight for freedom of minds, fight for the world without Illuminati.”
“I’m a hacker, manager, philosopher, women lover. I also like Gucci! I bring the light to people. I’m a freedom fighter! So u can choose what u like!… I don’t like the Russians or their foreign policy. I hate being attributed to Russia,” Guccifer 2.0 said.
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