President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Trump Junior, released messages between him and WikiLeaks.
November 13, 2017 (WILD N’ KRAZY)—On Monday, President Donald Trump’s oldest son, Trump Junior, released direct messages he received from WikiLeaks, including his responses.
Trump Jr released the messages shortly after the 'Atlantic' reported the obtained messages.
According to the messages, WikiLeaks asks Trump Jr. to push the organization's leaks and to release his father’s [President Donald Trump] tax returns to the site—all-of-which took place at the same time that WikiLeaks was releasing stolen emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.
The documents show Trump Jr. responding three times, while agreeing at one point to "ask around" about a political action committee WikiLeaks had mentioned.
Trump Jr. tweeted, "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!"
The 'Atlantic' obtained the messages after congressional committees received them, as potential evidence in their Russian investigation.
In a statement, Trump Jr.’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, responded:
"Putting aside the question as to why or by whom such documents, provided to Congress under promises of confidentiality, have been selectively leaked, we can say with confidence that we have no concerns about these documents and any questions raised about them have been easily answered in the appropriate forum."
Vice President, Mike Pence, quickly responded to the report, issuing a statement through his press secretary, Alyssa Farah, stating:
"The Vice President was never aware of anyone associated with the campaign being in contact with Wikileaks. He first learned of this news from a published report earlier tonight."
WikiLeaks editor, Julian Assange, responded to the report, tweeting:
"WikiLeaks appears to beguile some people into transparency by convincing them that it is in their interest."