A hacker has put emails allegedly belonging to Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State on sale for a not insignificant amount of money. The hacker has offered the emails of the Democratic front runner to the highest bidder, promising that their contents will permanently damage Clinton’s campaign and even compromise America’s security.
The hacker has claimed that 32,000 emails belonging to Hillary Clinton are on sale with a starting price tag of $500,000. The hacker revealed he was in possession of the emails in a private conversation with RadarOnline.
According to officials from the site, the emails appeared to have sample subject lines for “what appear to be legitimate messages.” The subject lines shared include:
- “H Libya security latest. Sid” (with attachment)
- “H FYI, best analysis so far of hearing Sid,’ about the latest security in Libya”
- “H Algeria latest French Intel on Algeria hostage Sid”
- “H Latest French Intel in Algeria hostage Sid” (with attachment)
- “H Latest Libya intel internal govt discussions high level” (with attachment)
- “H HIGHLY IMPORTANT! Comprehensive Intel Report on (with attachment)”
The “computer specialist” who purports to have the emails said that Hillary, or someone from her camp, erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box.
He went on to warn, “If these emails get out to the public domain, not only is Hillary finished as a potential Presidential nominee, she could put our country’s national security at risk.”
The March revelations about Clinton’s use of private emails to send confidential security emails has erupted into a scandal that could just destroy her bid for America’s highest office. In August, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) launched an investigation into the security of Clinton’s private email server. If investigations find her culpable, she will be tried under a criminal charge, meaning her campaign would have been futile.
Clinton has admitted to sending office emails through her private server, something she said was “for convenience” and that she was “ill advised.”
Already, a poll done by Rasmussen Reports showed that 46 per cent of Americans believe the former first lady should suspend her campaign until the scandal is cleared.
Clinton’s campaign team has, however, downplayed the whole case, referring to it dismissively as a “civil matter” that would be handled and her name cleared.
Clinton’s email-gate has refused to die down, months after it first came to light. New evidence of the emails will surely tear apart the Democrat’s campaign or even worse, erode the confidence bestowed on her by the people of the U.S.