Clinton campaign under fire of emails leaked by Wikileaks

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A new batch of hacked emails from the Clinton campaign were made public by Wikileaks this week.

This latest Wikileaks dump covers a lot of ground. There are e-mails suggesting a top Democratic National Committee official fed Hillary Clinton questions at a town hall forum and e-mails showing Clinton staffers criticizing Catholics.

In one e-mail Clinton talks about tailoring her message to suit different audiences.

(I)f everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. So, you need both a public and a private position.

In another the former Secretary of State admits she’s out of touch with the middle class.


“I'm kind of far removed because the life I've lived and the economic, you know, fortunes that my husband and I now enjoy…”

Today, Donald Trump seized on the Wikileaks developments saying, “This WikiLeaks stuff is unbelievable. It tells you the inner heart. They want to put it out, but they can't do that because without the media and without the press, Hillary Clinton would be nothing.”

In another hacked message, the former New York Senator talks about helping Wall Street.


“I represented and worked with so many talented principled people who made their living in finance. But even thought I represented them and did all I could to make sure they continued to prosper…”

In another message, first reported by Fox News, Clinton’s campaign spokeswoman appears mock Catholics. Jennifer Palmieri says … [Roman Catholicism] is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals."

The Clinton campaign has not said much about the WikiLeaks revelations. But her campaign chairman John Podesta said Trump is exploiting info obtained by Russian spies to energize his supporters.

WikiLeaks claims these e-mails come from the account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. Podesta says he is cooperating with the FBI on a criminal investigation into the hacking.

WGN News can neither confirm nor deny the authenticity of the emails.