Wikileaks Releases Over 1,200 Clinton Emails on Iraq War
Release comes two days before the UK government is set to publish its official inquiry into the 2003 invasion
Wikileaks Releases Over 1,200 Clinton Emails on Iraq War
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shares a laugh with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is under investigation for his role in driving the conflict in Iraq. (Photo: Reuters)
By Lauren McCauley / commondreams.org
Jul 5, 2016

WikiLeaks on Monday marked the yearly celebration of American independence by releasing over 1,200 private emails belonging to former secretary of state and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton pertaining to the Iraq War.

The whistleblower platform announced the new archive in a tweet, noting that the emails would be made public just two days before the UK government is set to release its official inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, initiated by former U.S. President George W. Bush with substantial backing from then-British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The emails were among the trove released by the U.S. State Department in February according to The Hill, which WikiLeaks searched for any reference to the Iraq War. Many of the emails were news reports shared between Clinton and her staff about the ongoing U.S. occupation of Iraq.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said last month that the new release contains "very strong material" that could be used to prosecute the former secretary of state, though he acknowledged that would be unlikely under the current administration.

"[Attorney General] Loretta Lynch...is not going to indict Hillary Clinton," he told ITV. "It's not possible that could happen, but the FBI could push for concessions from [a] new Clinton government in exchange for its lack of indictment."

The email archive is the latest to target the presumptive Democratic nominee. Late last month, the anonymous hacker Guccifer 2.0 released a trove of internal Democratic National Committee files which, among other things, exposed the behind-the-scenes maneuvers to boost Clinton's candidacy, underscoring the critique of her being the establishment party favorite.


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
3.5 ·
1

Support Films For Action

Films For Action empowers citizens with the information they need to help create a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.

We receive no government or corporate funding and rely on our supporters to keep us going. ​

Donate today

 

Join Team Transition

Create an account on Films For Action and join our growing community of people who want to change the world!

Add videos, articles and more. Rate member content. Our library is powered by you.

Trending Today
How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
George Lakey4,752 views today ·
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Katherine Reynolds Lewis3,224 views today ·
Don’t Be Scared About the End of Capitalism—Be Excited to Build What Comes Next
Jason Hickel and Martin Kirk1,233 views today ·
Radical Municipalism: The Future We Deserve
Debbie Bookchin1,006 views today ·
The Silencing of Dissent
Chris Hedges928 views today ·
Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life
Daniel Quinn927 views today ·
Cultural Appropriation: Whose Culture Is It Anyway, and What About Hybridity?
Sonny Hallett898 views today ·
Deliver Us From Venus and Mars: Why Aren’t We Free From Gender Stereotypes Yet?
Gavin Evans898 views today ·
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick879 views today ·
Load More
Join us on Facebook
Wikileaks Releases Over 1,200 Clinton Emails on Iraq War