aside Secret Correspondence Was Occurring Between WikiLeaks And Donald Trump Jr.

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The question as to who was the person who had regular contact with Julian Assange of WikiLeaks as it was leaking Russian hacked emails pertaining to the democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been a mystery. These leaks were timed to be dumped at opportune times to do the most damage against Mrs. Clinton.

Is it possible that this person was Donald Trump Jr.?

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Here’s the rest of the story…

On November 13, 2017, Julia Ioffe of the Atlantic penned the following report, “The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks.” (“The transparency organization asked the president’s son for his cooperation—in sharing its work, in contesting the results of the election, and in arranging for Julian Assange to be Australia’s ambassador to the United States.”)

Excerpts:

“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 (RealNetworks CEO )Rob Glaser, a tech entrepreneur, and was funded by Progress for USA Political Action Committee.)”

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“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.” 
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“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.”

“The messages were turned over to Congress as part of that body’s various ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. American intelligence services have accused the Kremlin of engaging in a deliberate effort to boost President Donald Trump’s chances while bringing down his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. That effort—and the president’s response to it—has spawned multiple congressional investigations, and a special counsel inquiry that has led to the indictment of Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, for financial crimes.”

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“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.”

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“Already did that earlier today,” Trump Jr. responded an hour-and-a-half later. “It’s amazing what she can get away with.”

“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!”)

Related image“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 two days later, on October 14, 2016, he 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.”

After this point, Trump Jr. ceased to respond to Wikileaks’s direct messages, but Wikileaks escalated its requests.

Wikileaks didn’t write again until Election Day, November 8, 2016. “Hi Don if your father ‘loses’ we think it is much more interesting if he DOES NOT conceed [sic] and spends time CHALLENGING the media and other types of rigging that occurred—as he has implied that he might do,” Wikileaks wrote at 6:35pm, when the idea that Clinton would win was still the prevailing conventional wisdom. (As late as 7:00pm that night, FiveThirtyEight, a trusted prognosticator of the election, gave Clinton a 71 percent chance of winning the presidency.) Wikileaks insisted that contesting the election results would be good for Trump’s rumored plans to start a media network should he lose the presidency. “The discussion can be transformative as it exposes media corruption, primary corruption, PAC corruption, etc.,” Wikileaks wrote.”

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14 comments

  1. That would prove very interesting if investigative reporters or Mueller could prove the DDT Jr had leaked the Russian hacked emails. As of date, officially no one could prove definitively that Hillary’s email leak to Wiki was attributed to Russia (wink, wink).

    According to Lada Ray, Russian state agents are way too smart, working thru proxies and using hackers from different countries, never pointing any direct evidence back to the Kremlin. Sneaky sneaky.

    Since Assange is not talking, and the hacks are untraceable… it’s all speculation at this point (officially).

    • Dear !EarthUnited,

      In this case, Lada Ray is wrong. The FBI was able to identify and arrest 2 Russian hackers who made the mistake of traveling outside of Russia to European countries where they ended up being arrested and detained. I am certain that they shared some data.

      How we knew these hackers is what the US can’t share.

      Julian Assange doesn’t need to talk. The FBI has Donald Trump Jr.’s emails. Mr. Trump Jr. did not do the leaking. That was Julian Assange who did the dumping but it was Russia who shared the emails they hacked with the cut-out Mr. Assange.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • I respectfully disagree, actually Lada Ray was right. According to the NY times article:

      “MOSCOW — In December, Russia arrested two of its most senior cybersecurity officials on treason charges, prompting speculation that the pair might have tipped off the American authorities about Russian hacking during the 2016 election campaign.”

      That SPECULATION of election hacking never materialized. If the Russian gov’t did indeed use these hackers for US election job, then why arrest them on treason and collaborate with the US gov’t in prosecuting them for the underground credit card theft ring?

      In reality, Russian Intelligence outsource their virtual assets so as not to incriminate themselves, that’s spycraft 101. Assange even testified that his source for the email leaks was not from Russia.

  2. Wow… The corruption here is so blatant. One has to wonder if votes actually mean much any longer?… So many machinations in the background that people don’t really know are happening!

    • Dear Colettebytes,

      It would be great if those at work in the US Congress worked towards creating a government that acted in a more trustworthy manner. The republican party and the media were only too willing to make hay day over the Russian hacked emails from the democratic national committee (DNC), Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta without giving a 2nd thought that they were colluding with the Russians.

      The media behaved without any ethical compunctions but what the campaign did is probably illegal. Let’s see if anyone goes to jail.

      Hugs, Gronda.

  3. Of course votes mean something! That’s the greatest lie the Republicans ever perpetrated was to convince people that their votes don’t matter. Even with gerrymandering, lying, stealing and cheating Hillary Clinton still won the popular vote. That right there shows that votes do matter and that was only about 1/3 of the voting population. The Electoral College vote is what won Trump the Election not the people and the Presidency is the only election where that can happen. The key is that people have to vote for everything even dog catcher if they can in order to make change. You have to start at the roots of the diseased tree and work your way up to the branches and leaves. Voting every 4 years for just the President is like dealing with a leaf on a tree. You can pull the leaf off (change President’s) but the disease (Congress) is still there until you vote them all out.

    • Dear Doubledragon61,

      Fortunately, the democratic party has seen the light as they are now backing every democratic candidate who is vying for any elected position.

      They are starting early to verify the voter rolls data, contacting all democrats in a given area to make sure they’ll either vote by mail, vote early and that they know where their precinct is.

      There is a host of volunteers who have come forward after Donald Trump became president to get involved who have never been politically motivated.

      There is hope.

      Hugs, Gronda

  4. Gronda, as I read this for the second time, the consistent thought I had is simple. Why has not anyone associated with the Trump campaign and White House, including its leader, consistently told the truth about the Russian influence on its success?

    I have said on numerous occasions to hedge my bets, I would not be surprised if people are found guilty in the Trump campaign of colluding with Russians, even the President. To be brutally frank, I would be surprised if no one is found guilty. There is an awful lot of lying and changing of stories going on, including the far less than truthful man at the top.

    Keith

    • Dear Keith,

      The Trump’s family’s lack of a moral compass made them vulnerable when Russian operatives finagled themselves into the president’s campaign. It looks like Paul Manafort figured out to push himself into the inside sanctum. The same with Gen Flynn, Wikileaks, the Russians at the June 9,2016 meeting. The trap was that the Trump family did not push back and were willing recipients…

      Unfortunately, Donald Trump is so easily played. All these parasites/ moochers had to do was flatter him and cater to his convoluted belief’s system.

      There is consciousness of guilt being demonstrated when everyone associated with the president’s campaign have initially lied about any contacts with Russian agents.

      Hug, Gronda

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