Report: The Clintons Are Furious After WikiLeaks Releases

Chelsea and Bill Clinton / AP
October 17, 2016

The Clinton family is up in arms after WikiLeaks released thousands of hacked emails showing private conversations between top Clinton allies and staffers.

The leaked emails came from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s private account, and their contents have led to bitter reactions among the Clintons, according to a Politico report.

Hillary, Chelsea, and Bill Clinton have all struggled to deal with the email fallout, the New York Post noted while detailing the Politico story.

Hillary Clinton is "pissed," Chelsea Clinton is "hurt," and Bill Clinton is "having a hard time," according to a new report detailing the reaction to hacked emails of a top aide being slowly released by WikiLeaks.

Senior Clinton adviser Neera Tanden had many of her emails with Podesta released, and she told Politico the purpose of the hacks is to tear apart the Clinton team.

"The goal of this is to create dissension between everyone," Tanden said. "This is Russian psy-ops. That’s what they’re trying to do. The campaign is going to fight back against that, by not getting subsumed in dissension."

Chelsea Clinton appears to be having an especially difficult time with the new revelations from the emails.

Chelsea Clinton remains "very focused" on the email hack, livid at accusations hurled at her by a former Clinton aide, Doug Band, calling her a "spoiled brat kid … [who] hasn’t found her way and has a lack of focus in her life."

She is also "hurt," a source said, by the fact that Podesta does not appear to defend her in his response to the email.

The U.S. government has officially blamed Russia for several recent hackings of political computer systems, including the Democratic National Committee, as an effort to undermine the 2016 election. The Clinton campaign has alleged that the WikiLeaks document dumps are part of a Russian effort to help Republican opponent Donald Trump.