A hacker who claims to have infiltrated the Democratic National Committee’s server posted documents on Tuesday he says came from the party’s digital files.
The hacker, who identified himself as “Guccifer 2.0” after the Romanian hacker who claimed to have breached Hillary Clinton’s personal server, published documents that detailed Clinton’s weaknesses as a candidate, including a collection of negative press clips about the Clinton Foundation and a list of defences against attacks on her private email use.
Another document, titled “2016 Democrats Positions Cheat Sheet,” listed major policy issues and indicated where Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chaffee, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden
all former or possible rivals for the Democratic nomination — stood on each issue.
Many of the new documents contained information about how the Clinton campaign and its allies should respond to criticism of the Clinton Foundation’s revenue sources given controversy over the fact that the philanthropic network accepted donations from foreign entities while Clinton served as secretary of state.