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Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:13pm
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Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks

Just before the stroke of midnight on September 20, 2016, at the height of last year’s presidential election, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a private direct message to Donald Trump Jr., the Republican nominee’s oldest son and campaign surrogate. “A PAC run anti-Trump site putintrump.org is about to launch,” WikiLeaks wrote. “The PAC is a recycled pro-Iraq war PAC. We have guessed the password. It is ‘putintrump.’ See ‘About’ for who is behind it. Any comments?” (The site, which has since become a joint project with Mother Jones, was founded by Rob Glaser, a tech entrepreneur, and was funded by Progress for USA Political Action Committee.)

The next morning, about 12 hours later, Trump Jr. responded to WikiLeaks. “Off the record I don’t know who that is, but I’ll ask around,” he wrote on September 21, 2016. “Thanks.”

The messages, obtained by The Atlantic, were also turned over by Trump Jr.’s lawyers to congressional investigators. They are part of a long—and largely one-sided—correspondence between WikiLeaks and the president’s son that continued until at least July 2017. The messages show WikiLeaks, a radical transparency organization that the American intelligence community believes was chosen by the Russian government to disseminate the information it had hacked, actively soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation. WikiLeaks made a series of increasingly bold requests, including asking for Trump’s tax returns, urging the Trump campaign on Election Day to reject the results of the election as rigged, and requesting that the president-elect tell Australia to appoint Julian Assange ambassador to the United States.

“Over the last several months, we have worked cooperatively with each of the committees and have voluntarily turned over thousands of documents in response to their requests,” said Alan Futerfas, an attorney for Donald Trump Jr. “Putting aside the question as to why or by whom such documents, provided to Congress under promises of confidentiality, have been selectively leaked, we can say with confidence that we have no concerns about these documents and any questions raised about them have been easily answered in the appropriate forum.” WikiLeaks did not respond to requests for comment.

The messages were turned over to Congress as part of that body’s various ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. American intelligence services have accused the Kremlin of engaging in a deliberate effort to boost President Donald Trump’s chances while bringing down his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. That effort—and the president’s response to it—has spawned multiple congressional investigations, and a special counsel inquiry that has led to the indictment of Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, for financial crimes.

Though Trump Jr. mostly ignored the frequent messages from WikiLeaks, he at times appears to have acted on its requests. When WikiLeaks first reached out to Trump Jr. about putintrump.org, for instance, Trump Jr. followed up on his promise to “ask around.” According to a source familiar with the congressional investigations into Russian interference with the 2016 campaign, who requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, on the same day that Trump Jr. received the first message from WikiLeaks, he emailed other senior officials with the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, telling them WikiLeaks had made contact. Kushner then forwarded the email to campaign communications staffer Hope Hicks. At no point during the 10-month correspondence does Trump Jr. rebuff WikiLeaks, which had published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.

WikiLeaks played a pivotal role in the presidential campaign. In July 2016, on the first day of the Democratic National Convention, WikiLeaks released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee's servers that spring. The emails showed DNC officials denigrating Bernie Sanders, renewing tensions on the eve of Clinton’s acceptance of the nomination. On October 7, less than an hour after the Washington Post released the Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women, Wikileaks released emails that hackers had pilfered from the personal email account of Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta.

On October 3, 2016, WikiLeaks wrote again. “Hiya, it’d be great if you guys could comment on/push this story,” WikiLeaks suggested, attaching a quote from then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton about wanting to “just drone” WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

“Already did that earlier today,” Trump Jr. responded an hour-and-a-half later. “It’s amazing what she can get away with.”


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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #1 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:22pm
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What, specifically, is the problem with this?
  
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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:49pm
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You're becoming even more predictable than Stu. I just seen a headline of this in the corner of another website and thought, "I'll go check LNF, bet Vypr or one of the other lefties already have this posted" Well sure enough here it is Lol. I'm going to ask the same question. What, specifically, is the problem with this?
  
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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #3 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:53pm
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wyattstorch2004 wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:22pm:
What, specifically, is the problem with this? 

WikiLeaks published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.
  

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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #4 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 8:37pm
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Wadsworth wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 7:53pm:
WikiLeaks published stolen documents and was already observed to be releasing information that benefited Russian interests.


Media organizations publish stolen documents all the time.  NYT and MSNBC published tax documents that were just as likely to have been stolen.  Media organizations also regularly publish documents that benefit all sorts of different interests.

Does that mean that it is wrong for campaign staff to minimally respond to inquiries and statements from the representatives of these organizations?
  
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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #5 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 8:41pm
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wyattstorch2004 wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 8:37pm:
Media organizations publish stolen documents all the time.  NYT and MSNBC published tax documents that were just as likely to have been stolen.  Media organizations also regularly publish documents that benefit all sorts of different interests.

Does that mean that it is wrong for campaign staff to minimally respond to inquiries and statements from the representatives of these organizations?

The Trump campaign was not a media organization.  Do you believe that the Clinton organization did something illegal when they paid for the dossier. BTW, the CIA listed WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service".
  

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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #6 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:11pm
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Wadsworth wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 8:41pm:
The Trump campaign was not a media organization.


LOL.  I wasn't referring to the campaign as a media organization.  I was referring to WikiLeaks.

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Do you believe that the Clinton organization did something illegal when they paid for the dossier.


What does that have to do with anything in this thread?

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BTW, the CIA listed WikiLeaks as a "hostile intelligence service".


Good for them.
  
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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #7 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:15pm
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So wikileaks sent Don jr some DMs on twitter, many he didn't even answer, they were asking him to leak his dads taxes .. Don jr is calling for the release of all the DMs.
  
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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #8 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:17pm
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and meanwhile Donna sent debate questions to Hillary.


  
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Re: Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks
Reply #9 - Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:18pm
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Josie wrote on Nov 13th, 2017 at 9:15pm:
So wikileaks sent Don jr some DMs on twitter, many he didn't even answer, they were asking him to leak his dads taxes .. Don jr is calling for the release of all the DMs.


He posted them all on Twitter already.
  
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