Update: This article was updated to include the response from The Clinton Foundation.
On October 4, after Wikileaks disappointed by not releasing documents after an early morning press conference commemorating its 10th anniversary, hacker Guccifer 2.0 released a trove of documents from the Clinton Foundation.
The Guccifer 2.0 release includes a list of big bank donations, from which a portion of TARP funds—the Troubled Asset Relief Program aimed at helping financial institutions recover from the 2008 economic recession—went to Democrats. Former Congressman Barney Frank, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Congressman James Clyburn, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congressman Mel Watt, Congressman John Larson, Congressman Paul Kanjorski, Congressman Xavier Beccera, and Congressman Steny Hoyer were all implicated in a document listing donations from financial firms including Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, and others, to their Political Action Committees. The Dodd-Frank Act authorized $475 billion to fund the TARP program, and it appears several Democrats made sure they received a cut of the benefits.
Guccifer 2.0 also released a long list of Clinton Foundation donors, including the contact information of prolific billionaire donor Haim Saban, and actors Barbara Streisand, Rob Reiner, Steven Spielberg, Linda Cardellini and Mike O’Malley.
A Politico article focused on allegations that the hack is connected to the Russian government, though no conclusive evidence proving this has been released by the Democratic Party.
Officials from The Clinton Foundation issued the following statement to the Observer via email: “Once again, we still have no evidence Clinton Foundation systems were breached and have not been notified by law enforcement of an issue. None of the folders or files shown are from the Clinton Foundation.”