The 32nd batch of Podesta emails was released during the final weekend of the race to the White House.
WikiLeaks has released yet another batch of emails from the personal account of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta as part of its ongoing series of leaks in the run-up to Election Day. Published on Sunday (6 November), the 32nd batch of Podesta emails reveals that CNN allegedly asked the Democratic National Committee for interview questions to pose to Republican rivals Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
A 28 April 2016 email exchange between DNC research director Lauren Dillon and some other Democratic officials and staff members titled “Cruz on CNN” mentioned that CNN was looking for questions to ask Senator Ted Cruz in an upcoming interview.
“CNN is looking for questions,” the email read. “Please send some topical/interesting ones.”
In an earlier email dated 25 April 2016, Dillon requested questions for an interview that Donald Trump was supposed to have with CNN’s lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer.
The email titled, “Trump Questions for CNN” reads, “Wolf Blitzer is interviewing Trump on Tues ahead of his foreign policy address on Wed. Please send me thoughts by 10:30 AM tomorrow.”
The latest revelations from the whistle-blowing outfit come less than a week after CNN cut off ties with interim DNC chairwoman and political commentator Donna Brazile after WikiLeaks released emails revealing that she shared debate questions with Hillary Clinton’s campaign in advance. CNN announced on 30 October that it had accepted her formal resignation as a contributor on 14 October. Brazile denied the allegations in a statement issued on 11 October.