released emails from WikiLeaks suggest that the Democratic National
Committee colluded with CNN in devising questions in April to be
asked of then-Republican primary candidate Donald
an upcoming interview.
an email to
DNC colleagues on April 25 with the headline "Trump Questions
for CNN," a DNC official with the email
for ideas for an interview to be conducted by CNN anchor Wolf
Blitzer is interviewing Trump on Tues ahead of his foreign policy
address on Wed. ... Please send me thoughts by 10:30 AM tomorrow."
sender of the email would seem to be DNC Research Director Lauren
was identified in
previous reports of DNC emails released by WikiLeaks in July
of the questions included: "Who helped you write the foreign
policy speech you're giving tomorrow? Which advisors specifically did
you talk to? What advice did they give you? Did they give you any
advice that you chose not to take?" Others explored Saudi
Arabia's alleged involvement in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a
pre-preemptive strike against North Korea and court martials for
members of the military who didn't follow orders.
separate email from
Dillon that same day said "CNN is looking for questions"
for then-GOP primary candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and "maybe a
couple on" former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.
and the DNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
dumped 8,263 new hacked DNC emails Sunday evening, the second batch
released after the first was leaked in July. Those emails showed DNC
officials plotting to undermine then-Democratic candidate Bernie
Sanders in favor of now-Democratic nominee Hillary
The ensuing controversy led to then-DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman
has already dealt with a WikiLeaks email controversy related to the
2016 election. Last month the network parted ways with interim head
of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile after emails
revealed she had funneled
debate questions to Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton in
advance of two primary debates.