Donald Trump Jr., the son if the U.S. President, confirmed communicating with WikiLeaks back in 2016 after The Atlantic published information on his communication with the transparency organization during his father’s presidential campaign. Donald Trump Jr. published the screenshots on his Twitter.
“Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak. How ironic!” he wrote.
Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak. How ironic! 1/3 pic.twitter.com/SiwTqWtykA— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) 14 ноября 2017 г.
Thus as judged by the correspondence, WikiLeaks contacted Trump Jr. on September 20, about one of the websites. The representatives of the WikiLeaks reported to the son of the future president that the resource was dealt with support of war in Iraq.
Trump Jr. responded the next day: “Off the record I don’t know who that is but I’ll ask around. Thanks.”
However Trump Jr. then emailed top Trump campaign officials Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Jared Kushner to let them know that WikiLeaks had gotten in touch. Kushner also forwarded the note to Hope Hicks.
On October 3, 2016, WikiLeaks sent another note about a story that Hillary Clinton had once said she wanted to “just drone” Julian Assange, the group’s founder, writing: “Hiya. It’d be great if you guys could comment on / push this story”.
Trump Jr. quickly answered: “Already did that earlier today. It’s amazing what she can get away with.”
And two minutes later, he asked WikiLeaks: “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?”
As we reported earlier, WikiLeaks published the letters of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account on October 21, The stolen emails reveal that President Barack Obama's email address during the presidential transition at the end of the 2008 campaign was firstname.lastname@example.org. WikiLeaks earlier published 29 voice mails, stolen from the US National Committee of the Democratic Party, which included negative statements of unidentified members of the party, about Bernie Sanders and his influence in the party.