The documents released Tuesday were not immediately as damaging as the first trove, and they proved difficult to access. WikiLeaks, the anti-secrecy platform, posted multiple messages on Twitter explaining how to download the documents after users struggled to do so. Initial reports suggested that they were old records related to the committee’s donor outreach program.
Their release is likely to put more focus on Russia’s efforts to meddle in the presidential election. American intelligence agencies and private investigators concluded in July that the hack was the work of the Russian government.
I’d say it is getting less and less likely that we will actually see some big October surprise from DNC documents. My guess is that if they had something explosive to reveal, it would have been out by now. But we’ll see.