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Here's All Of Wikileaks' Bombshells Since It Was Founded 10 Years Ago

Here's All Of Wikileaks' Bombshells Since It Was Founded 10 Years Ago

The Hillary Clinton campaign is denying allegations that a hacker has gained access to Clinton Foundation documents, including individual and corporate donor lists and names of banks and other institutions that donated in exchange for political favors.

Online persona Guccifer 2.0, which many believe to be a front for Russian intelligence operatives, posted portions of documents and folders online, claiming they came from the Clinton Foundation’s server.

“Once again, we still have no evidence Clinton Foundation systems were breached and have not been notified by law enforcement of an issue,” a Clinton Foundation official said in response to the allegations. “None of the folders or files shown are from the Clinton Foundation.”

Those skeptical of the alleged hack are pointing out that one of the folders is named “Pay to Play,” which seems a bit contrived.

Guccifer 2.0 praised Wikileaks at the conclusion of the post and congratulated the hacker organization on its 10-year anniversary.

This week, Wikileaks fonder Julian Assange promised the group will be releasing information about the presidential election “every week for the next 10 weeks,” although he did not provide any specifics about the information.

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The controversial Wikileaks has a long history of releasing bombshell documents. Here’s a timeline of some of the group’s biggest revelations.

  • 12/2006- Wikileaks’ published its first document- an agreement to assassinate government officials signed by Somali politician Hassan Dahir Aweys.
  • 11/2007- Wikileaks released documents detailing the standard operating protocol of the U.S. Army at Guantanamo Bay.
  • 3/2008- The group published “the collected secret ‘bibles’ of Scientology.”
  • 9/2008- Wikileaks released the contents of a Yahoo email account that belonged to vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
  • 11/2009- Wikileaks published 570,000 pager message intercepts from September 11, 2001.
  • 2/2010- Wikileaks posted classified U.S. Army documents related to the Icesave scandal.
  • 3/2010- Wikileaks published a video showing U.S. forces mistakenly killing two Reuters employees who were carrying cameras during the 2007 Baghdad airstrike. The video also showed U.S. forces firing on a family van that came to retrieve the bodies, which is considered a war crime.
  • 7/2010- Wikileaks released more than 92,000 documents related to the war in Afghanistan.
  • 11/2008- Wikileaks was one of several outlets that began leaking more than 250,000 diplomatic cable documents.
  • 4/2011- Wikileaks published new files related to Guantanamo Prison.
  • 7/2012- Wikileaks started releasing more than two million emails from Syrian politicians.
  • 10/2012- Wikileaks began publishing more than 100 classified and restricted documents from the U.S. Department of Defense that detailed rules related to U.S. military prisoners.
  • 4/2013- Wikileaks began publishing more than 1.7 million U.S. diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s.
  • 6/2015- Wikileaks began publishing documents which showed that the U.S. NSA spied on the French government.
  • 7/2015- Wikileaks published documents that showed that the NSA had been spying on German politicians since the 1990s, including Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • 7/2016- Wikileaks tweeted a leak of more than 1200 emails sent from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal mail server related to the Iraq War.
  • 7/2016- Wikileaks released about 28,000 emails and files sent or received by members of the Democratic National Committee.

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