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    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.”

    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.

    “Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us,” Wikileaks went on, pointing Trump Jr. to the link wlsearch.tk, which it said would help Trump’s followers dig through the trove of stolen documents and find stories. “There’s many great stories the press are missing and we’re sure some of your follows [sic] will find it,” Wikileaks went on. “Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4.” Trump Jr. did not respond to this message, but two days later, on October 14, 2016, he tweeted out the link Wikileaks had provided him. “For those who have the time to read about all the corruption and hypocrisy all the @wikileaks emails are right here: http://wlsearch.tk/,” he wrote.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...ileaks/545738/

    Muller is going to have a field day with this one - unless he already knows about it.
    It seems really strange that the president's son and campaign member would have such an interaction with a group whose leader is holed up in an Ecuadorian embassy and under criminal investigation by the US. Did he think he would not be found out or is he simply that large of a fucking idiot?

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    Hilarious, just saw this on Twitter.

    Sarah Sanders tomorrow: "Don Jr was a member of the Trump family for only a short period of time. He was a volunteer, low level member. We all know that he is, at best, a distant 3rd favorite to Ivanka and, the white house would contend, Eric and occasionally Tiffany, too
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    ROFLMBO.. yep. only Jr asking what the souce was for the Dossier.. you know the one the CLINTON CAMPAIGN put together in their collaboration with Russia..

    GOT TO LOVE IT.. once again proving it was nto Trump but instead CLINTON collaborating with Russia.
    literally none of that is true. Congratulations once again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    It seems really strange that the president's son and campaign member would have such an interaction with a group whose leader is holed up in an Ecuadorian embassy and under criminal investigation by the US. Did he think he would not be found out or is he simply that large of a fucking idiot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Hilarious, just saw this on Twitter.

    Sarah Sanders tomorrow: "Don Jr was a member of the Trump family for only a short period of time. He was a volunteer, low level member. We all know that he is, at best, a distant 3rd favorite to Ivanka and, the white house would contend, Eric and occasionally Tiffany, too
    is there anyone in the press room that believes anything she says? Not to mention any viewer, other than a Trump cult member (like her ). We have to face it. The WH is feeding us pure propaganda the same way Putin does.

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    why are they called secret?

    the correct word is "private".

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    why are they called secret?

    the correct word is "private".
    Twitter DMs are a great way to have superficially secret conversations, because it's very straightforward to send and receive messages and the interface allows deletion of messages on both ends without a second thought. Only Twitter itself will have a record of the whole thing, certifiably unaltered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    why are they called secret?

    the correct word is "private".
    quite , right. They were secret until he was caught lying. Then, they became private.
    Good catch.

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    again the correct description is private not secret.

    calling them "secret" is the media obviously trying to manipulate public perception negatively.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    quite , right. They were secret until he was caught lying. Then, they became private.
    Good catch.
    He hasn't been "caught," just exposed. He published the records.

    He won't be caught until we know what he deleted.

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