By Jason Patterson | USA
Donald Trump Jr has released his emails between him and WikiLeaks sent during the 2016 election season. The emails included the offering of “high level and sensitive information” that would incriminate Hillary Clinton as part of “Russia and its government’s support” for his father’s presidential campaign.
Rod Goldstone was the man Trump was interacting with in the email exchange. The first email was sent on June 3rd 2016, six days before the meeting. Trump Jr. responded to two of the messages from WikiLeaks, starting with the one sent on September 21, 2016, and then shortly after responding to the one on October 3, 2016.
Trump Jr. tweeted on Monday “Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak. How ironic!” along with the full email exchange.
The full timeline of events is as follows.
Sept. 20, 2016: WikiLeaks sends its first direct messages to Trump Jr., giving him the password it found on a new anti-Trump PAC’s website, putintrump.org.
Oct. 3: WikiLeaks asks about getting the Trump campaign’s help publishing a story about Hillary Clinton allegedly suggesting that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be droned. Trump Jr. responds by saying “already did that earlier today.” He then asks about a rumored “Wednesday leak I keep reading about.” There is no response from WikiLeaks.
Oct. 12 8:31 a.m.: Trump Jr is told by WikiLeaks, to promote its leaked documents: “Hey Donald, great to see you and your dad talking about our publications. Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us wlsearch.tk.” WikiLeaks says that tweeting the link will get voters to look through the hacked emails to find things the media had not reported on.
Oct. 12 9:46 a.m.:
Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2016
Oct. 14 morning: Pence denies the campaign is communicating or working with WikiLeaks.
Oct. 14 9:34 a.m.:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 14, 2016
Now the question is, what does this prove? Now we know for a fact that there was interaction between WikiLeaks and Donald Trump Jr. His attempt to tweet the news could have been to minimize the news from blowing up even more later down the road. Only time will tell on what this means for Trump’s presidency.