BREAKING: After Closer Examination Of Hacked DNC Voicemails Things Just Went From BAD To WORSE
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As Democrats continue to deal with the fallout after the release of nearly 20,000 emails hacked from the Democrat National Committee exposed the Committee’s bias toward Clinton and its attempts to sabotage the campaign of her surprisingly strong challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, another bombshell by Wikileaks threatens to reveal even more of the dark side of the party.
Nearly 14 minutes of voicemails from the DNC tell the tale of the solicitation of money in exchange for time with President Obama, good seats at breakfasts hosted by Vice-President Joe Biden, and even dinner with presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Josh Stewart of the Sunlight Foundation says the contributions to the Committee were solicited in return for favors, with one voicemail referencing a call made by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, then-chair of the DNC, to a donor promising a small dinner with President Obama in exchange for money.
Wasserman Shultz was forced to resign amid the controversy just hours before she was scheduled to gavel the Democrat convention into order on Monday.
The Committee had been repeatedly warned that its systems were vulnerable to hacks, but failed to take measures to safeguard both the private information – including name, address, social security and amount of donation – of the wealthy donors, and the Committee itself, which has been exposed as violating the requirement of impartiality.
The email hack has also raised issues surrounding the handling of the donations to keep Clinton’s totals under the legal limit.
Even Good Morning America’s host, George Stephanopoulos, who was Bill Clinton’s communications director during campaigns and in the White House and is still described as a “Democrat political operative” in his Wikipedia biography, was forced to acknowledge that the voicemails put the party in a bad light.
“We’re learning about special treatment for big donors, big money and the access it buys,” while ABC chief investigative reporter, Brian Ross, characterized the voicemails as a “rare inside look at the machinations at the Clinton-Democratic money-raising machine – a price for everything, including dinner with Hillary Clinton.”
Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, promised that more information and document dumps unflattering to Clinton will be released in the months before the November 8 election.
You can hear the Wikileaks hacked voicemails in their entirety here.