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Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:44 PM

WikiLeaks privately asked Don Jr to tweet out a link to its Podesta email dump...and he did

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More Trump-Russia collusion! WikiLeaks privately asked @DonaldJTrumpJr to tweet out a link to its Podesta email dump...and he did.




The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and Wikileaks

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/11/the-secret-correspondence-between-donald-trump-jr-and-wikileaks/545738/

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.

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Reply WikiLeaks privately asked Don Jr to tweet out a link to its Podesta email dump...and he did (Original post)
Miles Archer Monday OP
underpants Monday #1
L. Coyote Monday #19
L. Coyote Monday #32
Kingofalldems Monday #2
joshcryer Monday #3
Miles Archer Monday #4
Hortensis Monday #14
VermontKevin Monday #5
gratuitous Monday #18
VermontKevin Monday #21
malthaussen Tuesday #34
Blue_Tires Monday #6
L. Coyote Monday #22
Blue_Tires Monday #23
Blue_Tires Monday #7
Bernardo de La Paz Monday #13
Fred Sanders Monday #29
MontanaMama Monday #8
Pachamama Monday #10
Bernardo de La Paz Monday #17
malaise Monday #9
Solly Mack Monday #11
Bernardo de La Paz Monday #12
Blue_Tires Monday #15
Fred Sanders Monday #30
L. Coyote Monday #16
Blue_Tires Monday #27
L. Coyote Monday #31
mcar Monday #20
Madam45for2923 Monday #24
Mr. Ected Monday #25
politicaljunkie41910 Monday #33
Fred Sanders Monday #28
Blue_Tires Monday #26
Blue_Tires Tuesday #35
Blue_Tires Tuesday #36

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:51 PM

1. Jr. the hits just keep on coming

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:07 PM

19. Data firm that worked for Trump asked WikiLeaks to share hacked emails

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:44 PM

32. The things we'd learn if anyone ever hacked Wikileaks and posted all of its emails ....

Chris Hayes‏ @chrislhayes
Makes you wonder all the things we'd learn if anyone ever hacked Wikileaks and posted all of its emails to a searchable site



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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:52 PM

2. What are the legal ramifications?

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:54 PM

3. Given that US intelligence places WikiLeaks as an arm of the Russian government...

...who knows.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:56 PM

4. I'm assuming David Corn labeled it correctly as collusion

That said, I'm neither an attorney nor a legal scholar, so I don't know the full ramifications.

To me, it just seems like one more example of Trump Campaign / Russia collusion.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:02 PM

14. Fwiw, apparently "collusion" isn't a legal term, but

conspiracy is, as in the Manafort charge of "conspiracy against the U.S."

Shot my wad. Only other thing I know is that I'm glad not to be in Jr's place.

Thanks for the post.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:56 PM

5. Were there Assange defenders on DU?

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Response to VermontKevin (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:07 PM

18. Yes, once upon a time

But you'd be hard pressed to find them anymore. I was and am supportive of exposing the back-channel machinations that got us involved in the Afghanistan and Iraq quagmires, and for a while it appeared that Wikileaks was going to do something in that direction. Unfortunately, it was a long-game sucker scam intended to dupe Americans. While Assange has gained a great deal of popularity among people who like to be duped with lies that appeal to their biases, most folks at DU have long since seen through his fakery.

Assange and Wikileaks have long since abandoned trying to dupe intelligent people; now they're going after the likes of Donald Trump, Jr. with a success rate they never had with liberals.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:08 PM

21. Amazing how anyone thought a rapist wasn't a liar.

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Response to VermontKevin (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 11:22 AM

34. There was some concern he couldn't get a fair trial in the US...

... and that if he responded to the Swedish warrant, Sweden would extradite him to the US, where he would be disappeared or otherwise railroaded for treason in respect of the earlier dumps on Iraq and Afghanistan. Which was a bad thing when he was thought to be a brave defender of Truth, Justice and the American Way, and nobody cares about as his villainy is more and more exposed.

-- Mal

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:56 PM

6. At what point does Ecuador see Assange as a liability and cut bait??

Whatever little political brownie points they scored by bringing him into the embassy have long since retired...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:13 PM

22. Ecuador may be cooperating with those spying on Assange. Meanwhile, Wikileaks is in Moscow.

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:15 PM

23. Yeah, WL's Russian ties are extensive and documented..

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:57 PM

7. Hate to say I told you all so...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 05:56 PM

13. "dramatically improve perception of our impartiality". Theres some quid pro quo. . . nt

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:15 PM

29. The Propaganda wars are far more complex than the simple minded mass media would want

you to know. Conclusions first, evidence later.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 04:58 PM

8. Stupid is as stupid does.

Jr ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer is he?

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 05:24 PM

10. He was appropriately named...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:06 PM

17. mini-tRump. . . . . nt

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 05:16 PM

9. He's up shit creek without a paddle

He may need an elephant to gore him

LOCK HIM UP!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 05:28 PM

11. K&R

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 05:54 PM

12. Collusion. Some wikileaks servers hosted in Russia. Any SigInt on Putin requests commands?

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #12)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:03 PM

15. HARDCORE collusion

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #15)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:17 PM

30. Fire them all, colluder Pence included.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:05 PM

16. Did Assange know about all these e-mails between Jr and Moscow/Wikileaks?

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Response to L. Coyote (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:49 PM

27. Whole lotta people in the loop:

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #27)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:27 PM

31. And who was behind the curtain at Wikileaks in Moscow? Putin himself?

Assange wasn't in Moscow. Does Trump Jr. and crew even know who in Moscow they were e-mailing with?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:07 PM

20. Collusion!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:21 PM

24. WL asks Jr 2 tell Sr to mention WL link. 15 mins later Sr tweets dishonest MSM ignoring WL

 

“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 just 15 minutes after it was sent, as The Wall Street Journal’s Byron Tau pointed out, Donald Trump himself tweeted, “Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!”

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:31 PM

25. And THIS is the beginning of the end of Donnie 2 Scoops

This is the first and most formidable charge to surface to date. We've tied Jr. to WL in the past but this is the first time that Daddy is directly implicated. This suggests a handover of the information from Jr. to Daddy. Trump can no longer claim to be separated from the conspiracy, as he was obviously acting on the PRODUCT of the conspiracy when he sent a tweet as an impromptu reaction to the WL info he had just been given.

This is actually one of the most damning accusations yet.

Trump is going down.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 08:49 PM

33. Lock him up!!!!

Damn it's been more than a year, but I'm glad when their collusion plan all comes together. I wonder if Mueller can even keep up with all this incoming information. Lock him up!!!!!!

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:10 PM

28. Screaming rigged election while rigging the electon is as evil as it gets. We need a fresh election

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:35 PM

26. Julian trying to wrangle an 'ambassadorship' (wink-wink) for services rendered






Seriously... Fuck these people and everyone associated with them...

The folks who have been vehemently defending Assange to the point of killing off their own credibility and character need to look in the mirror tonight and have a come to Jesus moment...

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:01 PM

36. Glenbo's getting mad

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