Kaine Not Worried About WikiLeaks
Vice-Presidential candidate Tim Kaine is not worried about any revelations Wikileaks has about him, since he believes any leaks are Russian propaganda published to harm the Clinton campaign.
The Hill reports:
Tim Kaine isn’t worried about any dirt WikiLeaks may have on him.
The Democratic vice presidential candidate shrugged off the organization’s Twitter threat that he is in for a “surprise.”
Kaine told The Associated Press he’s a “regular human being” and has nothing to be “overly embarrassed about.”
He went on to say it is not his style to write nasty emails that could haunt him later.
“I would say it would not be my norm. I do have a temper so, I mean, I imagine I’ve got an email or two out there that people might find unusual.
“I’ve been very good in my political life of not letting people throw me off my game,” Kaine added.
WikiLeaks, which has already released thousands of Hillary Clinton campaign emails, sent out an ominous tweet last week promising a surprise for Kaine and Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile.
The group, which has published emails it says are stolen from the account of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, sent another tweet Sunday again warning of a surprise coming for Kaine.
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Kaine addressed an email purportedly from the John Podesta breach that said Kaine was notified of his vice presidential nomination in 2015.
“The one that has referred to me was flat-out, completely incorrect. So I don’t know whether it was doctored, or whether the person sending it didn’t know what they were talking about. But clearly, I think there’s a capacity for much of the information in them to be wrong,” he said.
He also said voters considering the content of the stolen emails should also consider the source.
“… These are connected to a Russian government propaganda effort to destabilize the election, to affect the outcome of the election.
“The motive for them is very, very important for Americans to understand, because this is near historic.”
U.S. intelligence officials have said the leaked emails are part of a series of high-profile computer hacks orchestrated by the Russian government.
The Clinton campaign has largely declined to discuss the contents of the emails.
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