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WikiLeaks releases 20,000 emails of Democratic party officials working against Bernie Sanders

The leak came hours before the party's presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton announced Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate for the presidential elections. Photograph: (Getty)

DNA New Delhi Jul 23, 2016, 07.55 AM (IST)

WikiLeaks released 20,000 emails from the top of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that purportedly show the party working against senator Bernie Sanders and his election campaign on Friday.

The leak came hours before the party's presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton announced senator Tim Kaine as her running mate for the presidential elections. The party had been accused of favouring throughout the campaign and attempting to sideline Sanders.

In one of the many emails released, the party's national press secretary Mark Paustenchbach writes to communication director Luis Miranda and is seen trying to shape a negative 'Bernie narrative' during his campaign.

"Wondering if there’s a good Bernie narrative for a story, which is that Bernie never ever had his act together, that his campaign was "a mess."

Specifically, DWS had to call Bernie directly in order to get the campaign to do things because they’d either ignored or forgotten to something critical."

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