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WikiLeaks said it's publishing 20,000 emails from French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign

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Wikileaks announced Monday that it will publish more than 20,000 allegedly stolen emails associated with French President Emmanuel Macron's campaign.

The emails reportedly were sent between March 20, 2009, and April 24, 2017. WikiLeaks said it has verified 21,075 emails out of the "full archive of 71,848 emails with 26,506 attachments from 4,493 unique senders," according to WikiLeaks' official website.

WikiLeaks tweeted the email attachments associated with the president's campaign.

This is the second time Macron's emails have been leaked. Macron's emails were first leaked two days before France's May 7 presidential elections, which pitted the centrist politician Macron against France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

Some questioned the timing of the leak, given what happened in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, when WikiLeaks published emails belonging to Democratic runner Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta.

The emails disclosed some of Clinton's paid speeches and concerns that Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign manager, had about the Clinton Foundation's ties to U.S. banks.

"[I]t's a little troubling that Goldman Sachs was selected for the foundation event," said Mook in his email.

Podesta claimed the Russian government was behind the leak and that the Trump campaign knew about it in advance.

Macron's campaign also claimed Russia meddled in the French elections. However, Guillaume Poupard, the head of France's cybersecurity agency ANSSI, investigated Macron's email leak and said in June there was no evidence that Russia interfered in the French elections. Poupard stated that the breach “was so generic and simple that it could have been practically anyone.”

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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