MOSCOW – WikiLeaks released on Monday 2 086 emails belonging to US Democratic party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta.
On October 8, WikiLeaks released the first portion of Podesta’s emails containing what the website claimed to be excerpts from the paid speeches the nominee made for the Wall Street in 2013-2014. The controversy over the emails was largely overshadowed by the release of a 2005 video of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women.
According to the emails, Clinton was an avid supporter of open border markets, the position which she is currently rejecting.
Clinton, an enthusiastic backer of free trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), once calling the agreement the gold standard of free-trade accords, changed her position during the primary campaign when free-trade became a toxic issue due to opposition from her Democratic opponent US Senator Bernie Sanders, as well as Trump.
In July, WikiLeaks published nearly 20 000 hacked emails that apparently showed DNC members discussing ways to undercut Clinton’s rival Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination.