An activist has published 11,000 direct messages on Twitter between the Wikileaks account and a group of its supporters. The direct messages [emma.best] were published by Emma Best on her own website. Her Twitter account states that she is a journalist on the East Coast. Best has been critical of Wikileaks and has advocated for government transparency. Some of the direct messages were previously published, but this is the first time all of the direct messages have been posted.
The messages show that Wikileaks wanted the GOP [twitter.com] to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. "We believe it would be much better for the GOP to win," the Wikileaks account states to a supporter named "Emmy B" in one of the messages from 2015.
Why would they do that?
Clinton: I don't recall joking about droning Julian Assange [politico.com]