One of the world's largest whistleblowing platforms WikiLeaks has released over 1,000 emails from US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's private server relating to the Iraq War, during her time served as the US Secretary of State.
WikiLeaks tweeted a link to 1,258 Clinton emails on 4 July, which were sent and received by the US Democratic presidential candidate and were related to the country's engagement in the Iraq War. According to a report by The Hill, the email trove is a part of Clinton's correspondence that was released by the US State Department in February, which WikiLeaks went through to put together a list of all the emails specifically referencing the Iraq War.
Along with the Clinton war emails, WikiLeaks also released a list of British MPs who voted in favour of invading Iraq, ahead of the Chilcot report. The report, also known as the Iraq inquiry, is a British public inquiry launched to determine the country's role in the Iraq War. The report is expected to be published on 6 July and may see former British politicians like Tony Blair face severe criticism and possible legal action for their roles in the war.
The move comes after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in June that the organisation had amassed enough information on Clinton that could be used to indict the US presidential candidate, although he acknowledged that the possibility of that happening was slim. "Loretta Lynch [the attorney general]...is not going to indict Hillary Clinton," Assange told London-based 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."
In March, WikiLeaks established a searchable archive of Clinton's private emails, containing over 30,000 emails from her private servers, during her term as the Secretary of State. The emails contain thousands of documents between 30 June 2010 and 12 August 2014, 7,570 of which were sent by Clinton herself.
Earlier in June, Assange claimed that Clinton's campaign also had close ties with Google and the two were working together in efforts to promote the candidate in the race to the White House. Expressing concern about the possibility of Clinton becoming president, he said, "From WikiLeaks' perspective Hillary Clinton is a problem in terms of war and peace."
Clinton has recently been haunted by leaked information, after being announced as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Hacker Guccifer 2.0, also credited with the DNC (Democratic National Party) hack, recently released hundreds of documents in relation to Clinton. The hacker also hailed whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Assange as "heroes of the computer age".