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Trump Jr in Contact With Wikileaks During Campaign

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well, I'm shocked...

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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 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.

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.

On October 3, 2016, Wikileaks wrote again. “Hiya, it’d be great if you guys could comment on/push this story,” Wikileaks suggested, attaching a quote from then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton about wanting to “just drone” Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.

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

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This is the dumbest crime by a Presidential administration ever.

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1 hour ago, Heisenberg said:

This is the dumbest crime by a Presidential administration ever.

It is amazing how stupid these people are

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Just now, Bawlmerian said:

It is amazing how stupid these people are

And his sycophants. (See above)

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This is interesting...

Can you say, "collusion"?

I thought you could.

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“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!”

Two days later, on October 14, 2016, Trump Jr. 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/archive/2017/11/the-secret-correspondence-between-donald-trump-jr-and-wikileaks/545738/

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And Pence, yet again, made to look like either a liar or a fool...

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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/2016/10/mike-pence-denies-trump-wikileaks-229786

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2016 timeline

MARCH: Russia hacks DNC/Podesta

APRIL: Papadopoulos learns Russia has emails

JUNE: Cambridge Analaytica CEO emails Assange

JULY: WikiLeaks dumps DNC emails

AUGUST: Stone teases future releases

SEPT-OCT: Don Jr. and WikiLeaks DM on Twitter

OCT: Podesta emails leak

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1 hour ago, stevez51 said:

People contact Wikileaks everyday .......

yeah, we all get e-mails like this from wikileaks:

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.”

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I would ask if you are this gullible, but we already know the answer.....trumpanzees of the world unite....

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urging the Trump campaign to reject the results of the election as rigged

More evidence that Wikileaks is serving as a front for the Russians and their goal of creating mayhem in the West.

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3 hours ago, stevez51 said:

People contact Wikileaks everyday .......

Oh sweet Jesus... are you serious? :rolleyes:

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12 minutes ago, can you hear me now! said:

The end result of that will be nothing. At least nothing in terms of 'Russia gave her money, she gave them uranium'.  I'm sure if a special counsel gets to digging around the Clintons they'll come up with something though!

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5 hours ago, stevez51 said:

People contact Wikileaks everyday .......

Sorry. Different flow chart.

WikiLeaks repeatedly contacted Jr., with 1 or 2 exceptions.

You read links about as well as Donald Tramp.

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2 hours ago, Jimmy Jazz said:

The end result of that will be nothing. At least nothing in terms of 'Russia gave her money, she gave them uranium'.  I'm sure if a special counsel gets to digging around the Clintons they'll come up with something though!

Except... no uranium left the united states. The whole thing was about processing capability not the actual uranium. If any of the plants in question wanted to ship the processed uranium ANYWHERE outside of U.S. borders, they would have needed a permit from the nuclear regulatory commission.

that’s an interesting little fact isn’t it?

Maybe that’s why not a single one of the NINE government agencies that could have raised a red flag bothered to do so. Nobody gave a flying fig. And they still don’t

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3 hours ago, jtowne-swim said:

Wow seems like Trump Jr will be indicted soon!

Not sure about that but now we have two instances of trump campaign people in contact with wikileaks about Hillary emails.

trump jr and cambridge analytica

plus there is at least one other instance of a trump donor trying to get hillary emails and claiming connections to high level members of the trump campaign. He apparently committed suicide

then, we have two documented meetings between trump campaign officials and known russian agents with the stated aim of getting dirt on hillary from the russian government.

then we have multiple other contacts between numerous members of the trump campaign and russian officials.

none of these were disclosed and in some cases the trump administration, after news of the meetings broke, fabricated cover stories to hide the true nature of the meetings.

And finally, we have sworn testimony contradicting public statements by numerous people in the trump admin saying they weren’t aware of all of this.

i smell a rat

 

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2 minutes ago, JoyinMudville said:

Not sure about that but now we have two instances of trump campaign people in contact with wikileaks about Hillary emails.

trump jr and cambridge analytica

plus there is at least one other instance of someone trying to get hillary emails and claiming connections to high level members of the trump campaign.

then, we have two documented meetings between trump campaign officials and known russian agents with the stated aim of getting dirt on hillary from the russian government.

then we have multiple other contacts between numerous members of the trump campaign and russian officials.

none of these were disclosed and in some cases the trump administration, after news of the meetings broke, fabricated cover stories to hide the true nature of the meetings.

And finally, we have sworn testimony contradicting public statements by numerous people in the trump admin saying they weren’t aware of all of this.

i smell a rat

 

Oh... that’s all public knowledge. Mueller knows a great deal more

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10 hours ago, Heisenberg said:

This is the dumbest crime by a Presidential administration ever.

I wish they had thumbs up on this forum. 

Lock Them Up!

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7 hours ago, Jimmy Jazz said:

The end result of that will be nothing. At least nothing in terms of 'Russia gave her money, she gave them uranium'.  I'm sure if a special counsel gets to digging around the Clintons they'll come up with something though!

More than one special counsel have tried and failed, but hope springs eternal. 

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7 hours ago, Jimmy Jazz said:

The end result of that will be nothing. At least nothing in terms of 'Russia gave her money, she gave them uranium'.  I'm sure if a special counsel gets to digging around the Clintons they'll come up with something though!

There is nothing to find. If these doofus' couldn't come up with something between the many sham hearings about a myriad of issues and through their opposition research, the special investigation will also drill many dry holes. This is the ultimate abuse of power-- little jeffy wants to keep his job so he will do as the president so ordered before he left on his far east trip.....you ought to be concerned about the abuse of power and the apparent use of the Justice Department to go after political enemies....

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