There’s a bizarre new twist in the Hillary Clinton’s email server scandal, and it’s one no one saw coming.
The latest development guarantees that this issue isn’t going to go away between now and the election, no matter how much the Clinton camp wishes it would. That’s because the key player is one of the most controversial figures of our time.
The UK Guardian has the story:
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has said his organisation is preparing to publish more emails Hillary Clinton sent and received while US secretary of state.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is under FBI investigation to determine whether she broke federal law by using her private email in sending classified information. A new WikiLeaks release of Clinton emails is likely to fan a controversy that has bedevilled her campaign and provide further ammunition for Donald Trump, her Republican presidential rival, who has used the issue to attack her.
WikiLeaks launched a searchable archive in March of 30,322 emails and email attachments sent to and from Clinton’s private email server while she was secretary of state. (…)
He has attacked Clinton as a “liberal war hawk”, claiming that WikiLeaks had published emails showing her to be the leading champion in office to push for the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, despite Pentagon reluctance. (…)
He also accused Google last week of helping Clinton in her presidential campaign, lumping together two of his bugbears.
Google “is intensely aligned with US exceptionalism” and its employees will likely be rewarded if Clinton wins the presidential election come November, Assange told an international media forum in Moscow.
Julian Assange is a divisive figure, to put it mildly. He’s been hiding out in London’s Ecuadorian embassy since 2012, and is wanted in Sweden on rape allegations.
Yet his access to vast quantities of sensitive data give him a unique power over the fates of individuals and nations. If Assange releases damning Clinton emails, even the pro-Clinton media won’t be able to ignore them completely.