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WikiLeaks released two more documents and a list of contacts from CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account on Thursday — and again the material was neither classified nor revelatory.
Six other documents were released by WikiLeaks on Wednesday, days after an anonymous hacker told the New York Post that he had gained access to Brennan's AOL account. The account was also used by other members of the Brennan family.
The two documents posted to the WikiLeaks site Thursday pertain to a draft report by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence minority staff director Louis Tucker to the committee's ranking member, Sen. Kit Bond (R-Missouri).
The report was distributed on Nov. 7, 2008, three days after the election of Barack Obama, while Brennan was the senior advisor on intelligence and security issues for the campaign and poised to become the new administration's transition director.
The 13-page report outlines recommendations for U.S. strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan and highlights issues with U.S. strategy in both countries, including lack of aid funding, development, and failed development projects.
A number of the e-mail addresses in the AOL account's contacts list are for individuals who worked on the Obama campaign or in his Senate office, while others are for current and former CIA, NSA and FBI officials. Brennan's CIA email address in the list as well. There are also email addresses for what appear to be health club, mortgage and hotel reservation accounts, and for a painting company.
“it’s typical of what a guy who’d been in national security for 30 years would have," said one former official whose email address is on the list.
The CIA has called the hacking a crime.
"The private electronic holdings of the Brennan family were plundered with malicious intent and are now being distributed across the web," the agency said in a statement. "This attack is something that could happen to anyone and should be condemned, not promoted."