Trump Jr un­veils mes­sages with Wik­iLeaks over Clinton e-mails

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WASH­ING TON: Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s son re­leased a series of mes­sages he had with Wik­iLeaks af­ter a re­port sug­gested he had se­cretly li­aised with the group that pub­lished Hil­lary Clinton’s e-mails dur­ing last year’s elec­tion.

Don­ald Trump, Jr re­vealed what he said was the “en­tire” chain of Twit­ter di­rect mes­sages with Wik­iLeaks be­tween Septem­ber 2016 and July this year, in which the anti-se­crecy group sought to feed in­for­ma­tion to the Trump cam­paign and en­hance the im­pact of its Clinton re­leases.

Trump Jr’s re­lease, also done on Twit­ter, shows about a dozen mes­sages from Wik­iLeaks to him, and what he called “my whop­ping 3 re­sponses”.

Wik­iLeaks is shown in­form­ing Trump Jr of a new anti-Trump web­site, urg­ing his fa­ther to tweet about Wik­iLeaks’s Clinton files and ad­vis­ing that, if he loses the elec­tion, Trump should chal­lenge the re­sult.

The group also asks Trump Jr to pro­vide his fa­ther’s tax re­turns be­cause “it will dra­mat­i­cally im­prove the per­cep­tion of our im­par­tial­ity” while boost­ing the im­pact of its Clinton ma­te­ri­als.

And in April, Wik­iLeaks sug­gested Trump Jr hand over emails re­gard­ing a meet­ing he had with a Rus­sian lawyer that has be­come a fo­cus of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into pos­si­ble col­lu­sion be­tween the Trump cam­paign and Rus­sia. — AFP

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