WikiLeaks continues streak with new Podesta email release

WikiLeaks continues streak with new Podesta email release
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WikiLeaks on Thursday published a new batch of nearly 2,000 emails it says were stolen from the archive of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton5 things to know about Boris Johnson Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota The Hill's Morning Report — Trump applauds two-year budget deal with 0 billion spending hike MORE campaign chairman John Podesta as part of what increasingly appears to be a strategy of drawing out the emails' publication.

The Thursday morning release is the sixth publication from the anti-secrecy group. Two separate batches were made public on Wednesday, following one every weekday heading back to last Friday.

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In all, roughly 9,000 emails have been made public. But WikiLeaks has claimed to have 50,000 of Podesta’s messages, indicating that it intends to release them bit by bit for maximum political effect. 

U.S. intelligence agencies have suggested that the release may be part of a Russia-backed plot to interfere with the presidential election. Clinton’s campaign has refused to verify the authenticity of the emails, which stretch back for years, claiming their release is evidence of Kremlin efforts to elect Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John Trump5 things to know about Boris Johnson Conservatives erupt in outrage against budget deal Trump says Omar will help him win Minnesota MORE.

So far, the leaked emails have contained several embarrassing revelations about the Clinton campaign and its allies, including excerpts of previously secret speeches Clinton, the Democratic nominee, gave to Wall Street and signs that the campaign was given advance notice of a debate question.

Still, the documents have failed to provide anything near a crippling blow for Clinton, in part because Trump is embroiled in an intensifying controversy over reports of past sexual harassment and a deepening divide within the Republican Party.