• FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C. Poring through tranches of private, stolen emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign is fast becoming a grinding daily ritual in Washington. As of Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, the WikiLeaks organization has published more than 31,000 emails from the accounts of John Podesta, chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C. Poring through tranches of private, stolen emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign is fast becoming a grinding ... daily ritual in Washington. As of Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, the WikiLeaks organization has published more than 31,000 emails from the accounts of John Podesta, chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, John Podesta speaks in Washington. Poring through tranches of private, stolen emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign is fast becoming a grinding daily ritual in Washington. As of Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, the WikiLeaks organization has published more than 31,000 emails from the accounts of John Podesta, chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo, John Podesta speaks in Washington. Poring through tranches of private, stolen emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign is fast becoming a grinding daily ritual in Washington. As of Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, the ... WikiLeaks organization has published more than 31,000 emails from the accounts of John Podesta, chairman of Clinton’s presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) (The Associated Press)

A Washington ritual: Reading John Podesta's stolen emails

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Poring through thousands of private, stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's confidants has become a daily ritual in Washington.

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The hacked emails provide an inside view in real time of the insecurities, sniping and self-promotion that churn beneath the surface of a heated presidential campaign. Yet reading the messages is also uncharted territory fraught with ethical dilemmas.

As of Tuesday, WikiLeaks has published more than 31,000 emails from the accounts of John Podesta, the chairman of Clinton's presidential campaign.

For weeks Donald Trump has highlighted the contents of the hacked emails on Twitter and in his speeches. But no bombshell revelation has emerged to significantly alter the presidential race or prompt calls for the Democratic nominee to drop out.