CBS San Francisco July 22, 2016 12:29 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS) — WikiLeaks released over 20,000 emails on Friday allegedly sent from the accounts of U.S. Democratic National Committee officials, including dozens of off the record media correspondence.
Dubbed the “Hillary Leaks series” by WikiLeaks, the leak is comprised of a searchable database of almost 20,000 emails with over 8,000 attachments and photos from the email accounts of top DNC employees.
Some of the most interesting emails to read are those exchanged by DNC staffers as they decide how to respond to media inquiries, and then their off-the-record and deep background responses to numerous national media outlets. The emails contained off the record correspondence with reporters at the Washington Post, Politico, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
Many emails in the database were sent from the email accounts of DNC’s Northern California finance director, Robert Erik Stowe, communications director Luis Miranda, national finance director Jordon Kaplan, finance chief of staff Scott Comer, finance director of data & strategic initiatives Daniel Parrish, finance director Allen Zachary and senior advisor Andrew Wright, among others.
The emails, according to WikiLeaks, covers the period from January 2015 through May 25, 2016.
Wikileaks said this is just part one of the Hillary Leaks series.
An internal email from DNC spokesman Eric Walker mocked a Buzzfeed news report analyzing the DNC and the Republican National Committee’s potentially weak cybersecurity.
Another email shows DNC staffers’ fake craigslist job posting made for women who wish to apply to jobs at one of Trump’s organizations. The fake position, titled a Honey Bunny, requires the prospective applicant to, among other tasks, refrain from gaining weight, be open to public humiliation and be alright with groping or kissing by her boss.
A leaked email between NextGen Climate’s vice president of development Jenna Narayanan and Stowe, notes what appears to be the Social Security number of NextGen Climate president and San Francisco resident Tom Steyer. Steyer, a billionaire and liberal climate change activist, founded the Super PAC – Next Gen Climate Action Committee.
Another email between DNC national finance director Jordan Kaplan and DNC’s Northern California finance director Erik Stowe has Kaplan coarsely describing a conference call with President Barack Obama on National Small Business Week as related to “small business sh*t.”
Additionally, photos of President Barack Obama attending fundraising events earlier this year at private California residences were also in the leaked emails.
Wikileaks has not revealed the source of the leaked emails.
The leak comes just days before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, which runs July 25-28.
On Friday night, hours after the leak surfaced, Hillary Clinton confirmed her running mate to be Virginia Senator Tim Kaine.
By Hannah Albarazi – Follow her on Twitter: @hannahalbarazi.