WikiLeaks releases Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street speeches in ‘handy Kindle format’

The new download format is ideal for people who are on the move yet want to remain informed of the latest campaign controversy

Rachael Revesz
New York
Monday 10 October 2016 15:36
The excerpts come from a batch of more than 2,000 emails belonging to John Podesta
The excerpts come from a batch of more than 2,000 emails belonging to John Podesta

After months of calls upon Hillary Clinton to release her Wall Street speeches, they are now more available and accessible than ever before, with WikiLeaks publishing them in Kindle format.

If a word document or a PDF does not suit the reader, all they need to do is download to file to their Kindle and read the extracts on the move.

WikiLeaks dumped the excerpts online last Friday, claiming they showed excerpts of paid, closed-door speeches to Wall Street executives, out of a batch of more than 2,000 emails belonging to Clinton campaign chair John Podesta.

Donald Trump and former rival Bernie Sanders repeatedly accused Ms Clinton of not revealing the transcript of the speeches, for which she was paid $675,000 from Goldman Sachs alone.

In total she reportedly earned around $3 million from speeches after she left the state department.

The email excerpts in question were flagged on 25 January.

Ms Clinton reportedly suggested that Wall Street insiders were the "smartest people" and the best qualified to regulate the banking industry.

The revelations did little to reassure Mr Sanders' supporters that they should switch their allegiance to Ms Clinton.

The news was mostly buried under revelations about Donald Trump, who was seen to be bragging about sexual assault in a 2005 video with former Access Hollywood presenter Billy Bush.

WikiLeaks said it would continue to release emails from a batch of more than 50,000 discovered via a hack of the Democratic National Committee.

The data dump followed the US government officially accusing Russia's intelligence agencies of hacking the DNC to influence the 2016 election.

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