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WikiLeaks Releases More Clinton Emails

  • VOA Staff

FILE - Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks at an email sent by Ambassador Chris Stevens during her testimony before the House Benghazi Committee.

FILE - Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton looks at an email sent by Ambassador Chris Stevens during her testimony before the House Benghazi Committee.

WikiLeaks has released a pile of emails from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The emails, released Friday, include transcripts of her speeches to Wall Street firms.

Clinton is reported to have said "both a public and a private position" are needed on policy issues. Clinton has been dogged during the campaign by the perception of many voters that she is not trustworthy.

Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, said in a statement the emails revealed "the persona Hillary Clinton has adopted for her campaign is a complete and utter fraud."

Clinton campaign has not confirmed authenticity

The emails were among hundreds of messages WikiLeaks published from the hacked account of John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman. The campaign has not confirmed the authenticity of the messages. Their release Friday came just two days ahead of the second presidential debate between Clinton and her Republican rival Donald Trump.

The Democratic candidate also bemoaned in the emails the presidential campaign system that requires candidates to raise incredible sums of money.

"It's so ridiculous that we have this kind of free-for-all with all of this financial interest at stake," she told a 2014 General Electric Global Leadership Meeting.

Bernie Sanders, who was vying against Clinton in the primaries to become the Democratic candidate, had urged Clinton to release her Wall Street firm speeches.

Clinton is reported to have been paid more than $20 million for her speeches to scores of firms.

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