WikiLeaks publishes alleged emails of CIA director

WikiLeaks releases personal email contents allegedly belonging to CIA director John Brennan

Photo by: AFP (Archive)
Photo by: AFP (Archive)

Central Intelligence Agency Director, John Brennan talks to reporters during a press conference at CIA headquarters in McLean, Virginia, December 11, 2014.

WikiLeaks on Wednesday released six documents from the personal email account of CIA director John Brennan. The documents allegedly include Brennan’s security clearance application and personal information such as names, addresses and telephone numbers of his associates.

A high-school student asserted that he was charged with hacking into Brennan's private email account and one belonging to the Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson. Speaking to the New York Post, student said that he came across some work-related information and he also stated that he disagrees with the US foreign policy.

CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement that the hacking of the private email account was a "crime" against the Brennan family.

"The private electronic holdings of the Brennan family were plundered with malicious intent and are now being distributed across the web," Boyd said.

"This attack is something that could happen to anyone and should be condemned, not promoted" he added.

WikiLeaks tweeted on Wednesday that it would to publish some of the documents later on during the day and the information was published a few hours later, including an outline about national security challenges, supposed to have been written back in 2007.

The document also shows Brennan's recommendations on how to manage the partnerships with Iran, who he describes as a "major player on the world stage" and it is in the interest of United States to "establish direct dialogue with Tehran."

"The appointment of a US presidential envoy to Iran is long overdue," he allegedly writes.

WikiLeaks stated that it would release more information "over the coming days."

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