#1 NYT: Reviled by G.O.P., WikiLeaks Embraced by Trump for Clinton Email Leaks by ThirstyMan 13.10.2016 02:56

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By PATRICK HEALY, DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN, OCT. 12, 2016

In the final weeks of a dizzying presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump is suddenly embracing an unlikely ally: The document-spilling group WikiLeaks, which Republicans denounced when it published classified State Department cables and Pentagon secrets about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Trump, his advisers, and many of his supporters are increasingly seizing on a trove of embarrassing emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign that WikiLeaks has been publishing — and that American intelligence agencies said on Friday came largely from Russian intelligence agencies, with the authorization of “Russia’s senior-most officials.”

The Trump campaign’s willingness to use WikiLeaks is an extraordinary turnabout after years of bipartisan criticism of the organization and its leader, Julian Assange, for past disclosures of American national security intelligence and other confidential information.

The accusation that Russian agents are now playing an almost-daily role in helping fuel Mr. Trump’s latest political attacks on Mrs. Clinton raises far greater concerns, though, about foreign interference in a presidential election.

With the White House weighing its next move — from possible sanctions to covert, retaliatory cyberaction — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia insisted on Wednesday that his nation was being falsely accused. “The hysteria is merely caused by the fact that somebody needs to divert the attention of the American people from the essence of what was exposed by the hackers,” Mr. Putin said.

He did acknowledge that the disclosures were the work of an illegal hack — which is further than Mr. Trump went in Sunday’s debate. In one exchange with Mrs. Clinton, the Republican candidate said: “Maybe there is no hacking. But they always blame Russia,” he said, as part of an effort to “tarnish me.”

Mr. Trump has seized on more than 6,000 emails published so far this week, apparently from the personal Gmail account of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman, John D. Podesta. Based on a few emails plucked from the account, Mr. Trump and his team have accused Clinton aides of improperly receiving inside information from the Obama administration.

That stems from correspondence that shows that the campaign received an update from the Department of Justice about the timing of the release of Mrs. Clinton’s State Department emails. On Wednesday, Trump advisers flagged others messages that they argued were critical of New Hampshire voters and of Catholics.

As Mr. Trump struggles to rebound from revelations that he bragged in 2005 about his power to sexually assault women, Republican allies say he has come to believe that WikiLeaks could yield a critical mass of negative and destructive information — if not a smoking gun — that drives up Mrs. Clinton’s already high unfavorable ratings with voters and perhaps even derails her candidacy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/us/pol...ton-emails.html

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I Googled NYT and Wikileaks and found no reporting on the substance of the releases. The unproven Russian agents trying to influence our elections was all I was able to find,

In my Google search I also uncovered an interesting aspect about the reporter of this story, TM

WikiLeaks Outs NYT Maggie Haberman as Clinton Operative


http://www.dailywire.com/news/9834/wikil...nton-john-nolte

I'll post ir as its own thread

#2 RE: NYT: Reviled by G.O.P., WikiLeaks Embraced by Trump for Clinton Email Leaks by Cincinnatus 13.10.2016 12:48

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The hysteria is merely caused by the fact that somebody needs to divert the attention of the American people from the essence of what was exposed by the hackers,” Mr. Putin said.



I agree with President Putin.

#3 RE: NYT: Reviled by G.O.P., WikiLeaks Embraced by Trump for Clinton Email Leaks by algernonpj 13.10.2016 15:31

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Thank God for Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and whoever the hackers were. May they be looked over and protected

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