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Donald Trump Jr. made senior Trump campaign staff, including Kushner and Bannon, aware that he was in touch with WikiLeaks

The Atlantic published the full, secret correspondance between Trump Jr. and the Wikileaks account, which spanned 10 months.

President Donald Trump’s son told high-level Trump campaign officials, including Kellyanne Conway and Jared Kushner, that the self-described transparency organization WikiLeaks had made contact with him in September 2016.

On October 10, Trump told a crowd of supporters: “I love WikiLeaks!”

Two days later, WikiLeaks sent Trump Jr. another private Twitter message: “Hey Donald, great to see you and your dad talking about our publications.

On the morning of July 11, WikiLeaks asked for the email exchanges between Trump Jr. and the music publicist Rob Goldstone that led up to the Trump Tower meeting on June 9 with two Russian nationals.

But the revelation that Trump Jr. told senior Trump campaign officials about WikiLeaks’ first message raises questions about whether there was any high-level coordination between WikiLeaks and the campaign.

The correspondence began about two weeks before WikiLeaks published emails stolen from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, which Trump Jr. promoted on his Twitter account.

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