Now, about 14 minutes’ worth of DNC voicemails in 29 mp3 files have been released.
Say what you will about WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, his ulterior motives, or whether Russia was in on the hacks, but none of this is good for the Democrats right now. The hits just keep on coming.
While the Democrats want to focus on who was behind the hack of the DNC computer systems, everyone else wants to know more about what the emails revealed about the dirty politics of the DNC. The political favors that were offered for large amounts of money. The collusion of the DNC to prevent Bernie Sanders from gaining steam. And not just how the DNC actively worked against Sanders, but worked to prop up their obviously favored candidate Hillary Clinton, in opposition to many of their voters.
Now, they’ve released the voicemails. From The Washington Times:
The majority of the messages, several of the speakers of which address themselves to “Andrew,” are mostly pro-forma lasting a few seconds, and indicating only that the person has called and wants “Andrew” to call back.
Several concern matters of scheduling, for ambassador dinners, White House St. Patrick’s Day events, DNC gatherings and the Philadelphia convention. One caller asks about the best way to contact first lady Michelle Obama, and another asks “Andrew” for an unspecified favor.
A few calls are in the “unsolicited angry voter” genre, which politicians and journalists get by the bushel and are powerless over. However, they might now play as strange given the WikiLeaks released emails showing the DNC was trying to tilt the race toward Hillary Clinton.
“I am furious at what you’re doing with Bernie Sanders. He is having far too much influence,” says one of the longer callers, who identifies herself as a woman on a fixed income who donated to Hillary Clinton.
She demands the DNC “quit acquiescing to this person who’s playing the victim card” and giving talking points to Donald Trump to use against Mrs. Clinton.
Another elderly-sounding anti-Sanders woman is furious that the DNC let Mr. Sanders put prominent black philosopher Cornel West on the platform committee, noting Mr. West’s harsh criticisms of Mr. Obama as a “Republican in blackface.”
Although there’s nothing terribly embarrassing or incriminating in the voicemails, the Times pointed out that “the very fact the DNC voicemail system has been hacked is embarrassing and could augur the release of far more damaging material later.” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has promised much more to come in the near future.