WikiLeaks: Was DNC Plotting Against Bernie Sanders?

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 20:  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the Ecuadorian Embassy on December 20, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the Ecuadorian Embassy on December 20, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)

WikiLeaks has released what it says are almost 20,000 internal Democratic National Committee emails, documents, and phone calls in a massive series it is calling “Hillary Leaks.” Some of the emails purport to show top DNC officials conspiring against Bernie Sanders.

The hacked emails have now led to the resignation of DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz. However, a hacked email from her replacement, Donna Brazile, says she would “cuss” out the Sanders camp:

According to the Daily Caller, the DNC has not admitted the infiltration nor confirmed any of the documents are real. They could not be independently verified. RT says, “Many of the emails indicate that top DNC officials were hostile to the Bernie Sanders campaign.” The emails appear to come from the accounts of seven high-level DNC officials, says RT.

WikiLeaks is already claiming that some documents show DNC officials were plotting to create a negative narrative against Hillary’s primary challenger, Bernie Sanders, including claiming he was an “atheist.”

RT says emails in the Wikileak dump are purportedly by “Senior Adviser Andrew Wright, National Finance Director Jordon Kaplan, Finance Chief of Staff Scott Comer, Communications Director Luis Miranda, Northern California Finance Director Robert Stowe, Finance Director of Data & Strategic Initiatives Daniel Parrish and Finance Director Allen Zachar.” However, the ones released so far that may refer to Bernie Sanders involve other people with DNC emails.

SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 07:  Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to supporters at an election-night rally on June 7, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Hillary Clinton held an early lead in today's California primary.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 07: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to supporters at an election-night rally on June 7. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

On May 5, 2016, a man with a DNC email named Brad Marshall writes about Sanders, according to WikiLeaks: “It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”

The same writer then says, “It’s these Jesus thing” and another DNC official named Amy Dacey responds, “AMEN,” WikiLeaks claims. The emails never explicitly mention Sanders’ name, but WikiLeaks claims they refer to him.

The email thread is titled “no shit.”

In another email, Wikileaks claims DNC officials were trying to construct an “anti-Bernie narrative.” That email reads in part, “Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was a mess.” This email’s header, according to Wikileaks, says, “From:markpaustenbach@gmail.com To: mirandal@dnc.org.”

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