Just in time for Hillary’s big acceptance speech, Wikileaks has now released hacked voicemails from the Democratic National Committee.
What the recordings are revealing, is that money talks in the DNC. The more money you give or raise, the more access and possible influence you have over lawmakers, including President Obama. Basically, the DNC is selling one-on-one time with members of Congress and the Commander-in-Chief.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) July 28, 2016
The release comes on the heels of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange making public thousands of DNC emails. The information in the emails enraged Bernie Sanders supporters as it showed the party actively worked to deny the senator from Vermont the Democratic nomination. DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned over the furor as she had led the public to believe that the committee was “neutral” in the primary election.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 28, 2016
Some of the leaked calls have high level donors calling to cash in on their rewards, according to ABC News.
The voicemails will surely give Trump more ammunition to go after Hillary Clinton, especially with regards to the Clinton Foundation, which took in large sums of money from major donors many which were from foreign countries, including Saudi Arabia. Both Donald Trump and former Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders have suggested that Hillary is peddling influence. The IRS opened an investigation into the Clinton Foundation last week according to the Daily Caller.
ABC News reports that the DNC was warned last year that their computers were “extremely vulnerable,” but the committee ignored the warnings. Another bad turn for Hillary who was investigated over her use of a private email server in which she sent classified emails through.
Assange has promised more leaks are forthcoming.
Watch as ABC News’ Brian Ross reports on the leaks.