• Trump Jr. was in contact with WikiLeaks during the 2016 election - here's how it all went down

    6 days ago - By Chron

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    The anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks was in contact with Donald Trump Jr. multiple times leading up to the election.
    After the election, WikiLeaks contacted Trump Jr. but he did not respond.
    The group asked Trump Jr. to push its content and to provide it with information like Donald Trump's tax returns and Trump Jr.'s email correspondence with a British music publicist about meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016.
    It also "strongly" suggested after the election that Trump ask Australia to appoint WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as its ambassador to the...
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  • Trump previously praised WikiLeaks after the group reportedly sent a private message to Trump Jr

    6 days ago - By Chron

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    WikiLeaks appeared to develop a correspondence with President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr.
    Shortly after WikiLeaks privately messaged Trump Jr. a link to its publication, Trump tweeted a glowing review of the website.
    WikiLeaks appeared to develop a correspondence with at least one member of President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign during the election cycle, and in one instance, was praised by Trump, shortly after the group messaged his son, Donald Trump Jr., according to messages obtained by The Atlantic.
    WikiLeaks, an organization dedicated to...
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  • A Trump judicial nominee didn't disclose that he is married to a White House lawyer

    A Trump judicial nominee didn't disclose that he is married to a White House lawyer

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    One of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees failed to disclose that he is married to a lawyer in the White House counsel's office.
    That nominee, Brett Talley, was asked on a disclosure form whether he had any family members who could pose a conflict of interest.
    Talley is nominated to an Alabama district court.
    He is one of a handful of Trump's nominees to be rated as "not qualified" by the American Bar Association.
    A 36-year-old lawyer whom President Donald Trump nominated for a lifetime federal district judgeship and was deemed "not qualified" by the American Bar Association failed...
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  • Donald Trump Jr. made senior Trump campaign staff, including Kushner and Bannon, aware that he was in touch with WikiLeaks

    Donald Trump Jr. made senior Trump campaign staff, including Kushner and Bannon, aware that he was in touch with WikiLeaks

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump's son told high-level Trump campaign officials, including Kellyanne Conway and Jared Kushner, that the self-described transparency organization WikiLeaks had made contact with him in September 2016.
    "A PAC run anti-Trump site putintrump.org is about to launch," Wikileaks wrote, according to a series of private messages obtained by The Atlantic and published on Monday.
    "The PAC is a recycled pro-Iraq war PAC," WikiLeaks continued. "We have guessed the password. It is 'putintrump.' See 'About' for who is behind it. Any comments?"
    Trump Jr. replied: "Off the record I...
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  • Wikileaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to have Trump convince Australia to nominate Julian Assange as US ambassador

    Wikileaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to have Trump convince Australia to nominate Julian Assange as US ambassador

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Wikileaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to get his father to nudge Australia to nominate Julian Assange as US ambassador.
    The revelation came about when The Atlantic published Twitter direct messages between Wikileaks and Trump Jr.
    Wikileaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to get his father, then-President-elect Donald Trump, to suggest that Australia nominate Julian Assange as its US ambassador, The Atlantic reported Monday as a part of an expose on the Twitter direct messages sent between Wikileaks and Trump Jr.
    On December 16, Wikileaks wrote to Trump Jr. that encouraging his father to do so would "be...
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  • WikiLeaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to appoint Julian Assange as an Australian ambassador

    6 days ago - By Fast Company

    It turns out Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks direct-messaged each other more than a few times over the last year. According to a new report from the Atlantic, WikiLeaks first DM'd the president's son in September 2016, and Don Jr. even responded a few times. The messages reportedly continued until last June. Of the many...
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