"Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks".
Wikileaks continued to send messages to Trump Jr.in the final few weeks of the presidential election. "Hiya, it'd be great if you guys could comment on/push this story", WikiLeaks messaged about a story quoting Hillary Clinton joking about Assange getting droned.
As The Atlantic acknowledges, the conversation was largely one-sided, with WikiLeaks making a proposal and Trump Jr. either acting in accordance or going silent.
Donald Trump Jr. corresponded with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign, it was revealed on Monday.
After the Atlantic report was released, Trump Jr.'s camp put out a statement saying it had "no concerns" about the leaked documents. "Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us", WikiLeaks wrote, directing Trump Jr.to a link what would point Trump supporters toward stolen documents.
"Hey Don. We have an unusual idea", WikiLeaks wrote on October 21, 2016. There were also significant efforts to convince the younger Trump to release his father's tax returns in October, which WikiLeaks argued would "dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality". It is "putintrump.' See "About" for who is behind it".
According to the Atlantic, the messages between Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks were handed over to Congress as part of its investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election.
If Mr. Trump were to lose, WikiLeads said on November 9, 2016, "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". "It's wonderful what she can get away with", The Atlantic reported Monday. "So dishonest! Rigged system!" "Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4".
When he received the first message from Wikileaks, Trump Jr. reportedly emailed senior officials within the Trump campaign, including Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Brad Parscale, and Jared Kushner telling them Wikileaks had contacted him. Leaked emails published by The New York Times show Trump Jr. arranged the meeting at Trump Tower in New York.
The Atlantic published the most interesting of the interactions, and they appeared to be mostly on the side of WikiLeaks, asking him questions, sharing their work, and requesting that Trump consider floating founder Julian Assange as the Australian ambassador to the United States.