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Wikileaks email claims Heat Street's Louise Mensch penned an ad for Hillary Clinton


By Rebecca Stewart, Trends Editor

October 12, 2016 | 3 min read

Louise Mensch, former politician and current head of of Rupert Murdoch's rightwing site Heat Street is the latest person to be singled out by Wikileaks, with the organisation claiming she penned an ad for Hillary Clinton.

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Wikileaks email claims Heat Street's Louise Mensch penned an ad for Hilary Clinton

The site published an email today (12 October) which it alleges shows an exchange between Mensch and Michael Kives from the Creative Arts Agency (CAA), a former Clinton campaign advocate. The thread, which can be seen below, appears to show the editor making a suggestion for a campaign for the presidential candidate in order to showcase her "warmth," called 'our time'.

While Mensch acknowledges she is a "long-time Republican," she adds: "I worry no end about Donald Trump becoming our President... much rather have your girl Hillary."

Though the ad never ran, the supposed leak has raised some eyebrows on Twitter given Mench's position as the founder of a centre-right title which promised readers "no ‘safe spaces," when it launched earlier this year.

While the publisher has yet to respond to Wikileaks' tweet, Mensch – who herself supports independent candidate Evan McMullin – has pointed out that she is part of the #RepublicansForHillary movement on social media. She also threatened to file a legal complaint against Wikileaks.

Wikileaks has unveiled a series of supposed data dumps over the past few weeks, with founder Julian Assange making an appearance at a high-profile press conference to tease plans to leak information about Clinton's presidential campaign in what has been termed WikiLeak's 'October Surprise'.

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