Glen Caplin, a Clinton campaign spokesman, has posted an essay to Medium that puts WikiLeaks on blast for publishing John Podesta‘s hacked messages. Clinton and her campaign have been working to address the more troubling aspects revealed, but Caplin is going on the offensive and calling the leaks a deliberate Russian plot to interfere with the election.
“We’re witnessing another effort to steal private campaign documents in order to influence an election,”Caplin wrote. “Only this time, instead of filing cabinets, it’s people’s emails they’re breaking into…and a foreign government is behind it.”
As the day went on, Caplin not only accused Trump and WikiLeaks of being allies with Russia, he got direct and said Trump is applauding the worst theft of political documents since the one that brought down Richard Nixon‘s presidency.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 15, 2016
Clinton’s campaign is framing the leaked emails as a foreign cybersecurity hack, while also attempting to address certain embarrassing and questionable details that the press has seized upon. Trump has made a point of invoking the hacked emails during his rallies, often using them to paint Clinton as an insider politician who gets preferential treatment from the media and the government.
[Image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? email@example.com