A communications director for Hillary Clinton’s campaign issued a warning about future WikiLeaks “whoppers.”
“Friends, please remember that if you see a whopper of a Wikileaks in next two days – it’s probably a fake,” Jennifer Palmieri tweeted on Sunday morning, triggering a significant amount of backlash.
In response, WikiLeaks tweeted that the “biggest ‘whoppers’ are those your campaign has been telling. WikiLeaks will continue its perfect record.”
On Sunday, WikiLeaks released the 32nd batch of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s emails.
The Clinton campaign, meanwhile, has refused to confirm the authenticity of the released emails. They have also accused the Russian government of hacking the campaign.
Some of the emails contain messages about the Clinton team, including Podesta, speaking about the threat Bernie Sanders posed. They also contained excerpts from Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street executives. They also contain a list of 39 potential vice-presidents and 84 campaign slogans, new questions over the Clinton Foundation’s conflict of interest, and even advance warnings of debate questions.
In one instance, right after the New York Times broke the story on an investigation into Clinton’s apparent use of a private email, Podesta emailed Cheryl Mills, a longtime Clinton aide. “We are going to have to dump all those emails so better to do so sooner than later,” Podesta wrote.
And WikiLeaks also released an email in which Palmieri said that public broadcaster PBS would be willing to move the air time on a story about Clinton and the TPP.