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    WikiLeaks Releases Over 20,000 Macron Campaign Emails

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    WikiLeaks has said it released 21,075 emails from the presidential campaign of French leader Emmanuel Macron.

    The emails range from March 20, 2009, to April 24, 2017, according to the whistleblowing website.

    "The 21,075 emails have been individually forensically verified by WikiLeaks through its DKIM system," it said.

    WikiLeaks said it was also providing an archive of 71,848 emails and added that only 21,075 were marked verified, however, the rest of the batch could be expected to be authentic as well "based on statistical sampling."

    Macron won the second round of the presidential election in France on May 7, gathering support of over 66 percent of voters. he assumed the office on May 14.

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