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Donald Trump Jr. Release Communication Exchanges With Wiki Leaks

Donald Trump Jr. is under fire after releasing exchanges he had with Wiki Leaks during the 2016 presidential elections

According to CNN:

According to the released messages, WikiLeaks reached out to President Donald Trump’s adult son just before midnight on September 20, 2016, regarding a PAC-funded, anti-Trump website.
The New York Times reported in July 2016 that US intelligence agencies believed that Russia was behind the Democratic National Committee hacking.
On October 7, 2016, the intelligence community publicly announced that US intelligence officials have assessed “with high confidence” that Russian intelligence hacked the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, and then subsequently provided internal materials obtained through the hacks to WikiLeaks so they could be publicly released.

A source familiar with the matter told CNN that Congress has had the documents for a while, and Trump Jr. was briefly asked about the exchanges during a closed-door interview he had with the Senate judiciary committee in September 2017.

This communication came days before the official intelligence community assessment that it thought Russia was behind the DNC hacks and that it was disseminating information through WikiLeaks and Guccifer 2.0.
Also on October 7, 2016, WikiLeaks began releasing Podesta’s emails.
The news comes amid several investigations into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Trump Jr. faced scrutiny after it was revealed he agreed to meet with a Russian attorney who was promising “dirt” on Clinton. That meeting, in June 2016 at Trump Tower, included Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort.

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