Whistleblowing website Wikileaks has finally published more than 19,000 e-mails, which contains more than 8,000 attachments from the US Democratic National Committee (DNC).
The new trove of documents apparently pilfered from the DMC released after Wikileaksannounced via its official Twitter account that a "series" about Hillary Clinton is coming soon.
The published documents are part one of Wikileaks' new Hillary Leaks series, Wikileaks said in a press release.
The emails released by Wikileaks were handed over to the whistleblower organization by the DNC hacker using handle "Guccifer 2.0," who hacked DNC’s computer systems in a such a way that the hacker was able to read all email and chat traffic.
The leaked 19,252 emails cover a period from January 2015 to May 2016 and allegedly come from the accounts of seven key figures in the DNC:
Communications Director Luis Miranda — 10770 emails.
National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan — 3797 emails.
Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer — 3095 emails.
Finance Director of Data & Strategic Initiatives Daniel Parrish — 1472 emails.
Finance Director Allen Zachary — 1611 emails.
Senior Advisor Andrew Wright — 938 emails.
Northern California Finance Director Robert (Erik) Stowe — 751 emails.
The organization has also released 8,034 DNC email attachments, which includes 891 documents, 175 spreadsheets and thousands of images.
Last year, Clinton came under severe criticism for using a private server and e-mail address for official Government business while she was secretary of state from the year 2009 until 2013.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange warns that this is just the beginning.
Talking with CNN, Assange claims to have “a lot more material” concerning the US presidential elections, all of which may soon make its way to WikiLeaks. “This is having so much political impact in the United States,” he told CNN last night before refusing to confirm or deny that Russia was behind the leak.
“Perhaps one day the source or sources will step forward and that might be an interesting moment some people may have egg on their faces. But to exclude certain actors is to make it easier to find out who our sources are,” he said.