Super thirsty WikiLeaks slid into Donald Trump Jr.'s DMs

Super thirsty WikiLeaks slid into Donald Trump Jr.'s DMs

He reached out to WikiLeaks again two minutes after replying and asked what was "behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?"

Wikileaks even crafted a Trump-esque message for the soon-to-be president to read. "We have guessed the password".

And of course, The Atlantic obtained the messages between Don Jr. and WikiLeaks as part of a leak after Don Jr.'s lawyers handed them over to Congress.

Citing an anonymous source, The Atlantic also reported that the same day that Trump Jr. received his first message from WikiLeaks-September 20, 2016-he e-mailed numerous other Trump campaign officials to say that the organization had contacted him.

On Oct. 12, WikiLeaks wrote Trump Jr. saying "Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us".

WikiLeaks told Trump Jr. that it it would be "real easy and helpful" if Trump asked Australia to appoint Julian Assange ambassador to the US.

In July 2016, WikiLeaks published 20,000 internal e-mails from the Democratic National Committee, a hack that likely originated from Russian Federation.

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The Atlantic wrote: "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". The fact that so many on the campaign, including Don Jr., knew about this certainly makes it hard to believe Trump himself didn't also know.

The reason this is important is because the beating heart of the Russian meddling investigation is whether or not the Trump campaign was involved in hacks of the Clinton camp's emails, including John Podesta, who was then the chairman of Clinton's presidential campaign.

In December, WikiLeaks wrote: "In relation to Mr. Assange: Obama/Clinton placed pressure on Sweden, UK and Australia (his home country) to illicitly go after Mr. Assange". Trump Jr. did not respond.

Trump repeatedly refused to release his tax returns during the campaign, but WikiLeaks wanted to leak them, and asked Trump Jr. whether the campaign would allow WikiLeaks to leak "one or more" of Trump's tax returns.

The chats, which were also handed over to congressional investigators, started last summer after WikiLeaks began releasing a trove of emails poached by hackers from prominent Democratic Party members-the product of Kremlin-directed cyberattacks, according to the U.S. intelligence community, as well as multiple private security firms that examined the DNC's corpse of a server.

Between this news and the remaining questions about Trump Jr's meeting previous year with a Kremlin lawyer, there are a lot of Twitter users who aren't very impressed with the president's son right now. "So dishonest! Rigged system!"

The messages in Ioffe's story suggest overall that WikiLeaks and Trump Jr. viewed each other as allies. The meeting was brokered by music publicist Rob Goldstone who promised the campaign dirt.

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