More Evidence Of Collusion Emerges, Don Jr. Communicated With WikiLeaks
Donald Trump Jr. was in communication with Wikileaks for 10 months starting in September 2016.
According to a bombshell new report, Donald Trump Jr. was in constant communication with Wikileaks during a 10-month period from 2016 to the summer of 2017.
The Atlantic reports that the communications between Trump Jr. and Wikileaks were provided to Congress as part of their Russia investigations.
“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,” The Atlantic notes.
Trump Jr. responded the next morning saying “Off the record I don’t know who that is, but I’ll ask around. Thanks.”
The latest revelation of communication between the Trump campaign and agents of the Russian government is yet more evidence of collusion in the 2016 election.
The Atlantic report went on to detail that “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.”
Read the full report by The Atlantic here.