The only constant state of the Trump administration is its unwavering dedication to being in the spotlight regardless of the reason. On Monday, The Atlantic revealed that Donald Trump Jr. had exchanged numerous messages with Wikileaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump Jr. later confirmed the story and posted screenshots of the messages.
According to a source who is familiar with the situation, Trump Jr. told Congress about the messages during a closed-door testimony in September. In the messages, WikiLeaks asks Trump’s eldest to send his father’s tax returns to the site and to push its leaks. Trump Jr. is seen responding three times in the exchange, at one point even agreeing to “ask around” about a political action committee that the site had mentioned. The conversation began in September with Trump Jr.’s final response being in October. The website tried to get in touch with the man until July 2017.
Julian Assange praises WikiLeaks’ “chutzpah”
The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, said he was merely trying to get leaks from Trump Jr. He took to Twitter stating that Wikileaks is very effective in fooling high profile people into giving up their secrets as long as they think it’s in their interest.
WikiLeaks has such chutzpah that it allegedly tried to convince Trump Jr to leak his father’s tax returns & his own “Russian lawyer meeting” emails (he did). WikiLeaks appears to beguile some people into transparency by convincing them that it is in their interest. 4/
— Julian Assange ? (@JulianAssange) November 14, 2017
Continuing investigations into the relationship between Trump and Russia coupled with Donald Trump Jr.’s questionable actions prompted democrats to react. Democratic congressman, Adam Schiff, thinks the report is further proof of the Donald Trump campaign’s willingness to seek foreign assistance. Richard Blumenthal, another Democratic Senator, wants the Senate Judiciary Committee to subpoena Trump Jr. and make him testify.
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