Trump Jr. Responds to Report About Corresponding With WikiLeaks

By Cameron Cawthorne


Donald Trump Jr. responded to a new report on Monday about his correspondence with WikiLeaks before the 2016 presidential election by tweeting out screenshots of his three responses to the organization.

Trump Jr., a campaign surrogate and the eldest son of then-candidate Donald Trump, responded three times to messages from WikiLeaks’ Twitter account back in September and October 2016, but didn’t appear to respond to any of their other messages, according to the Atlantic.

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 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 Rob Glaser, a tech entrepreneur, and was funded by Progress for USA Political Action Committee.)

The next morning, about 12 hours later, Trump Jr. responded to WikiLeaks. “Off the record I don’t know who …read more

Source:: Washington Free Beacon