On September 20, 2016 just before the American general public elections a private message from WikiLeaks twitter account was sent to Donald Trump, eldest son of the of current president of United State of America. Donald trump Jr. was also a substitute for the campaign run by the Republican Party. WikiLeaks wrote “A PAC run anti-Trump site Putintrump.org is about to be launched” WikiLeaks further wrote, “ The PAC is a reclaimed pro-Iraq war PAC. We have guessed the password, its “putintrump”. See about 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 Atlantic obtained the messages were also turned over by Trump Jr.’s lawyers to congressional investigators. There is a long mostly one-sided conversation between the WikiLeaks and Donald trump’s son that continued for at least 10 months. The American intelligence community believes these messages show WikiLeaks, which is a radical transparency organization, was chosen by the Russian Government to spread the information they have hacked, rapidly trying to gather information, WikiLeaks made some serious requests to President’s son, asking for the information like Trump’s tax returns, urging the Trump campaign to reject the elections results as rigged on Election day, and requesting that if Trump becomes the President of United States ask Australia to appoint Julian Assange ambassador of the United States.
“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 Mr. Alan Futerfas, an attorney for Donald Trump Jr. “Putting aside the question as to why or by whom such documents 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 form.” WikiLeaks did not respond to these comments from the Attorney of Trump Jr.
These messages from the WikiLeaks were showed to the Congress in ongoing investigations into Russia’s interfering in the USA Presidential campaign. American Intelligence committee has accused Kremlin for making efforts to boost Donald Trumps chances and bringing down his democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. That effort by the Kremlin has raised multiple congressional investigations, and a special counsel inquiry that has led to a series of accusations on Trump’s campaign chair, Paul Manfort, for financial crimes.
Its not sure yet what investigators will bring out of the correspondence, which represents a small portion of the thousands of documents Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyers said he turned over to the investigational committee. The chances for the trump family however are high. Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who has connections with Russia’s powerful prosecutor general, has already become a subject of interest in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, as is the White House Statement defending him. (Trump Jr. was emailed an offer of “information that would incriminate Hillary,” and Responded in part, “if its what you say I love it.”) The messages exchanged with WikiLeaks add a second instance in which Trump Jr. looks eager to obtain information about Hillary Clinton which can damage her image, despite of its provenance.
Even though Trump Jr. didn’t reply to most of the WikiLeaks messages but he at times appears to have accepted the requests. E.g. when WikiLeaks first reached out to him about the “putintrump.org”, Trump Jr. followed up on his promise to ‘ask around’. According to a source familiar with the congressional investigations into Russian involvement in the 2016 US Presidential campaign, which requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, on the same day Trump Jr. received the first message form 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.
WikiLeaks played a crucial role in the 2016 US Presidential campaign, in July 2016, WikiLeaks on the first day of the campaign released emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee’s servers that spring. The emails showed DNC officials criticizing Benrie Sanders, Renewing tensions on the eve of Clinton’s acceptance of the nomination. On October 7less than an hour after the Washington Post released the Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump talked about sexually assaulting women, WikiLeaks released emails that hackers stole from John Podesta’s personal email account, which was Clinton’s manager for the 2016 Election campaign.
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 form the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton about wanting to “just drone” WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.
“Already did that earlier today,” Trump Jr. responded an hour-and-a-half later. “Its amazing what she can get away with.”
“Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done.
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 12,2016, Donald Trump had proclaimed, “I love WikiLeaks”)
“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,”