WikiLeaks has released the first batch of emails involving President Barack Obama. In yet another dump targeting the Democrats, WikiLeaks might have revealed the personal email address of Obama.
WikiLeaks reveals first batch of US president Barack Obama emails sent via secret address firstname.lastname@example.org https://t.co/Ni95WAl8a6— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 20, 2016
Five emails related to the account were published by WikiLeaks. The emails are communications between Obama and the head of his transition team, John Podesta, who is currently the campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton.
The emails reveal President Obama’s email address during 2008 before he was elected as the President. The email address of President Obama was email@example.com.
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WikiLeaks’ email files of John Podesta reveal that Obama’s team was focused on the transition and setting up a new administration team even before Election Day.
In one exchange dated October 6, 2008, Mike Froman had sent an email to Obama with the subject line “Diversity.” The list was for senior level positions in Obama’s administration.
Obama’s emails published by WikiLeaks also revealed that Obama and Podesta considered appointments’ on the basis of race and gender. The list also contained the names of politicians that Obama asked to serve or denied the opportunity to serve.
As published by WikiLeaks, Froman wrote, “One list will be of women and another will be candidates who are African American, Latino and Asian American candidates, Native Americans, Arab/Muslim Americans and Disabled Americans.”
In one of the Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks, the subject of the discussion was “economic staffing decisions.”
Podesta asked Obama, “You added Warren Buffett to the potential list. How do you want to proceed?”
Obama replied back, “I will give you an answer on this tomorrow.”
This was followed by an automated footnote, “Sent via BlackBerry – a service from AT&T Wireless.”
Later, Warren Buffett was asked to serve on the transition team’s economic advisory board.
Wall Street selected Obama's entire cabinent one month before election. Hedge funds given $125 million to Clinton. https://t.co/zAPnBVbQpk— Mike Cernovich ???????? (@Cernovich) October 15, 2016
The email dump by WikiLeaks has also revealed the reason for Obama’s absence from the G-20 meeting held on November 20, 2008. Podesta had attached a memo, which the transition team had prepared, considering the pros and cons of attending the G-20 summit.
“On the chance that President Bush would raise this with you tonight, I wanted you to be aware that it is the unanimous recommendation for your advisors that you NOT attend,” Podesta wrote in the email, according to WikiLeaks.
Podesta added, “Attendance alongside President Bush will create an extremely awkward situation.”
The email dump by Wikileaks also revealed that Obama knew about Hillary Clinton’s private server. Questions are now being raised on the issue.
We've all wondered how Hillary avoided prosecution for her email scheme. Wikileaks may have found the answer. Obama! https://t.co/xF0wv8Oa8q— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
President Obama was the first president to carry a wireless email device as a serving president. The Secret Service and U.S. intelligence community had expressed concerns over the security of the data. A secure workaround was developed which enabled President Obama to continue using his mobile device and email.
U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded earlier in the month that Russia was feeding emails to WikiLeaks, as reported by the Inquisitr. According to the various intelligence agencies, WikiLeaks was being used by the Russians agencies to disrupt the U.S. presidential election. Julian Assange has vehemently denied the emails were given to WikiLeaks by the Russians.
Earlier this week, Ecuador had cut off the internet services used by Julian Assange. The WikiLeaks founder is living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after receiving asylum from the South American nation.
The Ecuadorian government released a statement on the termination of Assange’s internet connection, saying, “The Government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the internal affairs of other states (US).”
It is possible that Obama could be using the email address published by WikiLeaks along with several other emails. CNBC reported the current email address could still be in use as emails sent to the address did not bounce back.
With WikiLeaks hinting at the possibility of posting more Obama emails, one can only wonder what can of worms additional emails released by WikiLeaks would open.
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