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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.  Clinton privately said the U.S. would "ring China with missile defense" if the Chinese government failed to curb North Korea's nuclear program, a potential hint at how the former secretary of state would act if elected president. Clinton's remarks were revealed by WikiLeaks in a hack of the Clinton campaign chairman's personal account. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

What WikiLeaks' recent email dumps have revealed about Hillary Clinton


On Sunday, WikiLeaks released its ninth installment of the "Podesta emails," a series of leaked emails from John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

The content of the emails ranges from Clinton's speeches to Wall Street investment firms (and her husband's) to controversial planned donations from Middle Eastern nations.

The emails cover a lot of ground, but here are the biggest highlights.

Im [sic] hearing the same complaint .... The campaign doesnt [sic] value black folks and takes us for granted.
Leaked Podesta email

Racial concerns

The latest batch of emails, released Sunday, show campaign staff expressing concern over reaching black voters back in February.

A staffer responded to Podesta's concerns, saying "I have been working on that."

Wall Street speeches

Hillary Clinton has been strongly criticized for giving paid speeches to major investment firms and not releasing the transcripts of those speeches. Excerpts of those speeches were reportedly published on Saturday by WikiLeaks.

Clinton has referenced having "both a public and a private" position on some issues.

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2014 file photo, former President Bill Clinton, listens to other speakers at the Clinton Foundation Health Matters Conference, ?Activating Wellness in Every Generation? panel, in La Quinta, Calif. Clinton's foundation releases is to release its annual tax documents Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The organization last year changed its name to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, signaling the former secretary of state's stepped up involvement since leaving the Obama administration. (Doug Benc/AP Images for Humana, File)

However, it wasn't just Hillary who faced scrutiny for speeches. Former president Bill Clinton ultimately canceled a speech for Morgan Stanley after campaign manager Robby Mook insisted it would be "a mistake," according to the emails

But it's a very consequential unforced error and could plague us in stories for months. People would (rightfully) ask how we let it happen.
Leaked email from Robby Mook

Emails show Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Hillary did not want the speech canceled, but it ultimately was.

The campaign has not publicly confirmed the authenticity of the emails, instead focusing on blaming Russian hackers for releasing them.

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Bernie Sanders

Here's our full report on what the emails showed about Clinton's primary race against Bernie Sanders.

The email scandal

Other leaked emails dating back to August 2015 show the cLinton staff revising a planned statement on Clinton's use of a private email server, expecting Clinton opponents to respond by calling her "misleading, devious, non-transparent, tricky etc." They also went back and forth on whether or not to mention former Secretary of State Colin Powell's use of private emails.

The Clinton Foundation

The foundation has been repeatedly accused of favoring wealthy donors. At one point, representatives from Qatar were reportedly trying to give Bill a $1 million birthday present, according to the leaked emails. It's not clear if he ever received it.

The charity was apparently a stressful operation during Hillary's tenure as Secretary of State, with the chief operating officer reportedly threatening to commit suicide over the stress.

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Actress Meryl Streep attends the premiere of "Florence Foster Jenkins" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


The campaign sought options for celebrity endorsements "somewhere between a high school band and Lady Gaga," ranging from Larry David to Meryl Streep to Morgan Freeman.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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