Report links Trump Jr. with WikiLeaks in 2016

Frederick Owens
November 15, 2017

More dramatically, WikiLeaks also reached out after The New York Times reported details of a private meeting between Trump Jr. and Kremlin-linked lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

October 31, 2016 in Warren, MI: "Another one came in today", Trump said. Goldstone describes it as part of a Russian government effort to aid Trump's campaign. "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks". Indeed, one DM makes Trump Jr. seem clueless about WikiLeaks' planned Podesta email dump four days before it began.

- June 12, 2016: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his website has obtained a batch of emails related to Clinton and he plans to publish them.

Trump may claim that his son was acting foolishly on his own and that he tweeted without knowledge of his son's communication with WikiLeaks.

- July 2016: Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president at the party's convention in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ioffe writes that according to "a source familiar with the congressional investigations", Trump Jr. then emailed top Trump campaign officials Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Jared Kushner to let them know that WikiLeaks had gotten in touch.

Donald Trump's son Donald Jr was in contact with whistleblowing site Wikileaks in the crucial weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election, it has emerged.

Trump no point rebuffed WikiLeaks' attempts at contact, even though the US intelligence community had already concluded that the organization had published stolen documents and operated on behalf of Russian interests.

WikiLeaks asked for Donald Trump's tax returns and also suggested he recommend Julian Assange as an ambassador to the US.

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Donald Trump jnr did not respond to numerous notes, which were sent using the direct message feature on Twitter.

- October 7, 2016: Hours after The Washington Post released a video of Trump bragging about grabbing women without their permission, WikiLeaks begins releasing emails from Podesta's private email account.

"Hiya, it'd be great if you guys could comment on/push this story", WikiLeaks said.

Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us. So dishonest! Rigged system!' Two days later, Trump Jr. tweeted the link to his followers, writing, 'For those who have the time to read about all the corruption and hypocrisy all the @wikileaks emails are right here: "'".

- November 2016: Donald Trump wins presidential election.

Trump Jr. has given his private Twitter correspondences with WikiLeaks over to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

We know U.S. President Donald Trump during the campaign publicly encouraged the Russians to hack and release Hillary Clinton's emails.

And, in October previous year, just before WikiLeaks published emails linked to Mrs Clinton's campaign, asking "What's behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?" It is "putintrump.' See 'About" for who is behind it. The president has also defended the warming relationship between the United States and Russian Federation as a boon for foreign relations.

- October 2017: Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the nature of his contacts with Russians during the campaign. Some of those correspondences leaked to the Atlantic on Monday, so Trump Jr. released them on Twitter. Trump Jr. then releases copies of the communications on Twitter.

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