WikiLeaks emails obtained by The Associated Press show top Clinton campaign staffers discussing a website to host leaked emails that were made available through a hack.
The emails were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, which allows for the public release of emails from private organizations.
The hacked email site, which was operated by Guccifer 2.0, has been called the “largest hack in American history.”
The site was reportedly used to distribute hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.
A Clinton campaign aide wrote to the website’s owner on July 29, 2017, saying the campaign wanted to host the emails from their servers, but needed the help of other organizations.
“I have a problem,” the email said.
“Our data center is down.
It seems we need to put the files on this server, because we are not able to host them.”
The email was sent by campaign manager Robby Mook.
Clinton campaign manager Jim Margolis and other senior staff members were also in contact with Guccificer 2.
0 and asked for help in making the website a success, the emails show.
Margolis said he would not be able to continue to run the site until he had the files for the emails and was able to access them.
The Clinton campaign declined to comment for this story.
The website was set up by Guucifer 2 0 and his supporters, who used a proxy to access the website through a Tor router.
It was the first time a hacker was allowed to host a website through Tor, a virtual private network that helps shield users from the web.
The site did not reveal the content of the hacked emails, which were published by WikiLeaks on July 19.
A hacker using the name Guccifers has since claimed responsibility for publishing the emails.
The campaign had previously claimed to have hacked the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The email about the hacked site was sent from Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Margolis.
He wrote that the campaign “does not have access to the files,” and said he needed to set up a server on the site to host some of the leaked emails.
“My question is, can we get someone else to host it for us?”
Margoles did not respond to a request for comment.
The Guccibers, who had also posted on social media about the website, later deleted their posts.
A second email from Margolis to Gucciferes suggested that the website was “a terrible idea.”
“We would need to make it secure by getting a new host to handle it,” Margolis told Guccifares.
“It seems like a terrible idea.
We can get it done.”
Margolis also asked for the hosting fees to be paid through the campaign’s PAC.
“Can you please provide us with some way to handle this, so we can make sure it is done properly and efficiently?” he wrote.
Guccifiable, who has been linked to other hacks, said it would release the emails within a week.
Margole also wrote that he needed “the right people to manage it.”
“I can’t tell you how many emails I have to get to do it properly,” he wrote in a follow-up email.
“But if you can help me get it out to the right people, I can do it.
I can’t do it alone, though.
I need your help.”
The emails did not include any specific names or other identifying information about Gucciffers.
The information was released under the Freedom to Information Act after Guccifyres claimed responsibility.