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Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:28 PM

 

The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks

Source: The Atlantic

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.

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

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bathroommonkey76 Nov 2017 OP
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2017 #1
Raven123 Nov 2017 #2
Blue_Tires Nov 2017 #3
Chasstev365 Nov 2017 #4
bathroommonkey76 Nov 2017 #5
underpants Nov 2017 #6
Leghorn21 Nov 2017 #7
L. Coyote Nov 2017 #9
bathroommonkey76 Nov 2017 #10
herding cats Nov 2017 #11
Mr. Ected Nov 2017 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2017 #17
iluvtennis Nov 2017 #21
rockfordfile Nov 2017 #8
SayItLoud Nov 2017 #12
VermontKevin Nov 2017 #13
Blue_Tires Nov 2017 #20
BadgerMom Nov 2017 #14
Blue_Tires Nov 2017 #16
Blue_Tires Nov 2017 #18
Roland99 Nov 2017 #19
burrowowl Nov 2017 #22
Blue_Tires Nov 2017 #23
Blue_Tires Nov 2017 #24
Blue_Tires Nov 2017 #25
gademocrat7 Nov 2017 #26


Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:42 PM

2. How poetic for Trumpians to complain now about leaking e-mails.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:44 PM

3. This has been a sweet ass past couple of weeks...

Mueller indictments, the Tuesday Night Massacre and now a direct link between *THE* most douchebaggy character in the whole White House and his opposite number in the Ecuadorian embassy who just happened to fix the whole election...

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:49 PM

4. The reporter, Julia Ioffe is brilliant!

 

I hope this story gains the traction it should!

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Response to Chasstev365 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:49 PM

5. It's trending on Twitter right now. n/t

 

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:50 PM

6. Jr.

He just keeps bringing it.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:52 PM

7. Holy Mother of God!!

"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."

!!!!!!!! Yippie yi fuckin yo, TRAITORS

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:00 PM

9. Jr. ensnared Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Kushner, who ensnared Hope Hicks.

Let me guess ..... no one told Nucking Futz.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:00 PM

10. This shows Comey had the goods on these traitors in 2016

 

You need a subpoena to get DM's from Twitter, right?

I'm surprised Don Jr kept them in his inbox - I have noticed while using my account that if I delete a Twitter DM that it is gone forever- Jr. is a frickin idiot.

*Twitter's guidelines for law enforcement:

https://support.twitter.com/articles/41949

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:01 PM

11. Pay very close attention to this part.

Two minutes later, Trump Jr. wrote again, asking, “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?” The day before, Roger Stone, an informal advisor to Donald Trump, had tweeted, “Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done. #WikiLeaks.”

WikiLeaks didn’t respond to that message, but on October 12, 2016, the account again messaged Trump Jr. “Hey Donald, great to see you and your dad talking about our publications,” WikiLeaks wrote. (At a rally on October 10, Donald Trump had proclaimed, “I love WikiLeaks!”)

“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 herding cats (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:45 PM

15. You nailed it...a direct hit between Jr. and Daddy

We finally rope in Trump directly with this impromptu tweet, reacting contemporaneously with his receipt of the WikiLeaks info moments before.

Prima facie proof just made available to the US public.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 08:18 PM

17. Collusion. Willing & witting participant: Dear Leader Don Dong Ill Дональд Трамп (Donald Trump) . nt


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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 09:16 PM

21. Ditto

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 06:57 PM

8. Trump Jr talked to Russia

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:03 PM

12. Assage

Is one of the names in the sealed indictments for sure.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:04 PM

13. Were there Assange defenders on DU?

 

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Response to VermontKevin (Reply #13)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 09:08 PM

20. I think I scared 'em all off

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 07:54 PM

16. As expected, Julian's response is weak as FUCK

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 08:22 PM

18. It gets worse

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Mon Nov 13, 2017, 08:54 PM

19. Collusion with Wikileaks. This is H U G E

“Hey Don. We have an unusual idea,” WikiLeaks wrote on October 21, 2016. “Leak us one or more of your father’s tax returns.” WikiLeaks then laid out three reasons why this would benefit both the Trumps and WikiLeaks. One, The New York Times had already published a fragment of Trump’s tax returns on October 1; two, the rest could come out any time “through the most biased source (e.g. NYT /MSNBC).”

It is the third reason, though, WikiLeaks wrote, that “is the real kicker.” “If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality,” WikiLeaks explained.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 01:32 AM

22. K&R!!!!!!

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #24)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:15 PM

25. Sooner or later we do need to have this moment of truth

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 07:20 PM

26. K&R!

Treasonous bastards.

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