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2016 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP FAMILY/DONALD JR: “Donald Trump Jr. was in communication during the 2016 campaign with WikiLeaks, the online operation that last year published a trove of damaging Democratic emails that the U.S. intelligence community concluded were stolen by Russian hackers, according to an email obtained by The Wall Street Journal.
On Sept. 20, 2016, WikiLeaks contacted the son of President Donald Trump through a direct message on Twitter to advise him about the pending launch of a website that would highlight ties between the elder Mr. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to the email…
He subsequently forwarded the email to top campaign aides, including then-campaign chief executive Steve Bannon, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser Jared Kushner and digital director Brad Parscale, according to the email viewed by The Journal…
The younger Mr. Trump was questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee staff in September as part of the panel’s Russia investigation. Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the president’s son, said in a statement that he had ‘no concerns’ about his client’s interactions with WikiLeaks during the campaign.”

-Rebecca Ballhaus, “Donald Trump Jr. Exchanged Messages With WikiLeaks,” The Wall Street Journal online, Nov. 13, 2017 07:58pm

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