Julian Assange and his Wikileaks have released some voice mails from the DNC. This is a new development as no one knew that voice mails were also hacked. The Washington Times listened to the voice mails but didn’t find anything significant. This could be a warning shot across the bow. Tomorrow night Hillary is scheduled for her big speech of the convention and it’s possible that any goodies Assange has he is saving for her big night.
Several concern matters of scheduling, for ambassador dinners, White House St. Patrick’s Day events, DNC gatherings and the Philadelphia convention. One caller asks about the best way to contact first lady Michelle Obama, and another asks “Andrew” for an unspecified favor.
A few calls are in the “unsolicited angry voter” genre, which politicians and journalists get by the bushel and are powerless over. However, they might now play as strange given the WikiLeaks released emails showing the DNC was trying to tilt the race toward Hillary Clinton.
“I am furious at what you’re doing with Bernie Sanders. He is having far too much influence,” says one of the longer callers, who identifies herself as a woman on a fixed income who donated to Hillary Clinton.
She demands the DNC “quit acquiescing to this person who’s playing the victim card” and giving talking points to Donald Trump to use against Mrs. Clinton.
Another elderly-sounding anti-Sanders woman is furious that the DNC let Mr. Sanders put prominent black philosopher Cornel West on the platform committee, noting Mr. West’s harsh criticisms of Mr. Obama as a “Republican in blackface.”
The release came just days after Wikileaks’ release of internal Democratic National Committee emails forced the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and cast a pall over the whole convention.
The emails showed that DNC officials had colluded to tip the presidential-primary race toward Hillary Clinton, contrary to Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s repeated insistence at the time that the DNC was remaining neutral.
In an interview with CNN, before the release of the recordings, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had warned that there was “a lot more material” to come on the U.S. elections.
Be sure to keep a sharp eye out tomorrow to see if Wikileaks drop the other shoe.