In the aftermath of today’s bombshell report by The Atlantic – outlining Donald Trump Jr.’s extensive correspondence with Wikileaks in hope of influencing the outcome of the 2016 election – the President’s eldest son has taken to Twitter to effectively verify the claims.

Per The Atlantic:

“The messages show Wikileaks, a radical transparency organization that the American intelligence community believes was chosen by the Russian government to disseminate the information it had hacked, actively soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation. Wikileaks made a series of increasingly bold requests, including asking for Trump’s tax returns, urging the Trump campaign to reject the results of the election as rigged, and requesting that the president-elect tell Australia to appoint Julian Assange ambassador to the United States.”

There were multiple occasions during which Trump Jr. acquiesced to Wikileaks’ requests. On October 3, 2016, Wikileaks wrote, “Hiya, it’d be great if you guys could comment on/push this story,” citing a Hillary Clinton quote about wanted to “just drone” Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.

“Already did that earlier today,” Trump Jr. responded. “It’s amazing what she can get away with.”

Several days later, on October 12, 2016, Wikileaks suggested that he tweet out a link – – to “help Trump’s followers dig through the trove of stolen documents and find stories.”

Only two days later, Trump Jr. tweeted just that.

This is, of course, not the first time that Donald Trump Jr. has incriminated himself by publishing his own correspondence with a foreign entity. On July 11th, 2016, in the immediate aftermath of a New York Times story detailing Trump Jr.’s June 2016 meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with links to the Kremlin, the President’s son posted the e-mails on his own Twitter feed.

Whereas The Atlantic‘s claim was damning enough, Trump Jr.’s confirmation of its veracity does absolutely no favors for a family currently staring down the barrel of an ongoing investigation into its efforts to collude with a foreign entity to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.


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