In recent weeks WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hinted to the world that he had incriminating information that could likely further damage Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton‘s chances at winning the White House.
Earlier leaks — allegedly by a hacker with the handle Guccifer 2.0 — of emails from the Democratic National Committee proved damaging enough to cost former DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz her job, though she remains a Florida Congresswoman, and a key player on the Clinton campaign team. The DNC has yet to recover from the embarrassment caused by the leaks, and has laid the blame on the Russians.
But, as Anonymous is reporting, the source of the leaks was all but confirmed by WikiLeaks to have been DNC insider Seth Rich, who was later shot and killed in a crime that many believe was politically motivated payback because even though police said robbery was the motive, nothing of value was taken. The murder of a Wikileaks’ lawyer also followed a few days later.
The damage to the DNC may be about to get worse. A new trove of DNC files has been released by WikiLeaks’ Guccifer 2.0 that indicates big donors to the party were rewarded with ambassadorships and other high-ranking federal positions by President Obama, in return for said donations (meaning Hillary isn’t the only pay-for-play Democrat at the highest echelon of power these days).
In one example, Associate Attorney General Tony West handed over $1 million on the same day he was hired. In another, Julius Genachowski gave $3.5 million and was later rewarded with the position of FCC Chairman from 2009 to 2013.
As The Observer further notes, the leaks reveal more evidence of overt corruption within the Democratic Party. “One email dated May 18, 2016, from Jacquelyn Lopez, an attorney with the law firm Perkins Coie, asked DNC staff if they could set up a brief call ‘to go over our process for handling donations from donors who have given us pay to play letters,’” The Observer reported.
[If you’ve not read or heard about these latest emails, you can thank the hopelessly ideologically compromised “mainstream” media for failing to inform you – again.]
A 2013 article by the reliably left-wing Guardian newspaper (which is ironic to say the least) substantiates the emails. It notes that real diplomats were “crying foul” over Obama’s blatant appointments of political benefactors in what can only be described as naked politics at its worst.
“The practice is hardly a new feature of U.S. politics, but career diplomats in Washington are increasingly alarmed at how it has grown. One former ambassador described it as the selling of public office,” The Guardian reported.