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    The Secret Email Between 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.”

    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.

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    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Friday morning that despite rumors and suggestions to the contrary, the Republican presidential ticket has absolutely nothing to do with the avalanche of Hillary Clinton campaign emails released in recent days by WikiLeaks.

    “Nothing could be further from the truth,” Pence said when asked by Fox News anchor Steve Doocy if Donald Trump’s campaign is “in cahoots” with the website releasing the emails. “I think all of us have, you know, have had concerns about WikiLeaks over the years and it's just a reality of American life today, and of life in the wider world.”

    https://www.politico.com/story/2016/...kileaks-229786

    Oops....
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    Apparently Don Jrs lawyer says all the emails were released and all questions pertaining to them addressed=WTF? To whom?

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    Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer told the magazine that he and his client have voluntarily handed over thousands of documents to congressional committees.

    “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,” said the lawyer, Alan Futerfas.



    Trump Jr. corresponded with WikiLeaks during 2016 Presidential campaign | New York Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    Apparently Don Jrs lawyer says all the emails were released and all questions pertaining to them addressed=WTF? To whom?
    Nobody as far as I can tell

    And then there is this






    https://twitter.com/BrendanNyhan/sta...97173135970310

    Another oops!
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    someone knew they had the mark of the century.

    Guess who?
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    Funny how an email between Trump JR and WikiLeaks garners more outrage by the alt-left than the fact Hillary and the DNC paid millions to Russia for a fake dossier to use to influence an election.

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    This administration WANTS to be the most corrupt ever. They have TRIED. If they fail to surpass the Nixon administration in corruption it's out of sheer incompetence, not lack of effort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amelia View Post
    This administration WANTS to be the most corrupt ever. They have TRIED. If they fail to surpass the Nixon administration in corruption it's out of sheer incompetence, not lack of effort.
    Just imagine if the Obama administration tried to do 1/10th of what this administration does.

    The GOP would be in complete melt-down mode and screaming for impeachment.

    But I guess their crappy tax plan in more important to them than anything else.
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    Oh look

    Doesn't seem like any Trump supporters want to touch this thread.

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    Hard to defend this while defending Moore, the pedo, on the same day.
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