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Trump Jr. posts messages with WikiLeaks

Earlier, The Atlantic magazine reported that President Trump's eldest son and the web exchanged private messages on Twitter during the 2016 presidential campaign



Donald Trump Jr. posted the messages he maintained with the WikiLeaks Twitter account during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The son of the president of the United States tweeted the exchange shortly after The Atlantic magazine reported for the first time on these conversations.

According to the messages posted, WikiLeaks contacted the son of President Donald Trump just before midnight on September 20, 2016, regarding a website funded by PAC and anti-Trump.
The New York Times reported in July 2016 that US intelligence agencies believed that Russia was behind piracy against the Democratic National Committee.

On October 7, 2016, the intelligence community publicly announced that intelligence officers had evaluated "with high confidence" that Russian intelligence had pirated the Committee and Clinton campaign president John Podesta.

A familiar source with the matter told CNN that Congress 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.
Although the messages are predominantly unilateral, according to The Atlantic, they were handed over to congressional investigators by Trump Jr.'s attorneys.

Alan Futerfas, attorney for Trump Jr., said in a statement sent to the magazine:

Leaving aside the question about why or by whom such documents have been filtered selectively, delivered to Congress under promises of confidentiality, we can say with confidence that we have no concerns about these documents and any questions that arise about them has been answered in the forum appropriate".
Trump Jr. responded to two of the messages initiated by WikiLeaks, the one sent on September 21, 2016, and then on October 3, 2016.
In the exchange on October 3, the WikiLeaks Twitter account sent a message to Trump Jr. that said:

Hello, it would be great if you could comment on this story, "and proceeded to link a quote from Hillary Clinton suggesting a drone attack against Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.
I did it before today, "replied Trump Jr. 
It's amazing what she can get away with. "
This situation comes amidst several investigations into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Trump Jr. faced scrutiny after it was revealed that he agreed to meet with a Russian lawyer who promised "dirt" on Clinton.
That meeting, in June 2016 at Trump Tower, included Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort.

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