WikiLeaks release includes hacked DNC voicemails

Greg Nash

The WikiLeaks release of hacked Democratic National Committee emails includes a number of voicemail message recordings purportedly stolen from the DNC.

{mosads}The emails, which many believe were stolen by Russian hackers, showed Democratic officials coordinating efforts to undermine Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign. The fallout from the leaks led to the resignation of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who will step down at the end of the Democratic National Convention this week.

Many of the voicemails were messages of callers leaving their numbers in hopes of being called back or innocuous greetings.

But multiple messages came from voters upset that the DNC was giving too much support to Sanders.

One caller with an Arizona area code called to blast the DNC for putting Sanders surrogate Cornel West on the platform drafting committee.

“I’m furious for what you are doing for Bernie Sanders,” another caller says in a message. “He’s getting way too much influence.

“What I see is the Democratic Party bending over backwards for Bernie,” adds the caller, who threatens to leave the party if the DNC doesn’t stop “coddling” the Vermont senator.

— Updated on July 28 at 6:22 p.m.

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