A series of messages show Trump Jr. maintained a lengthy correspondence with Wikileaks, which lasted from September 2016 until at least July 2017.
In one instance, on October 3, 2016, Wikileaks wrote to Trump Jr. saying, “It’d be great if you guys could comment on/push this story,” and attaching a quote from Hillary Clinton about wanting to “Just drone” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Wikileaks continued to send messages to Trump Jr. in the final few weeks of the presidential election.
In return for supplying Trump Jr. with information, Wikileaks made a series of bold, and increasingly bizarre requests. They included asking for Trump’s tax returns, asked the Trump campaign to say the election was rigged if they lost, and requesting Trump tell Australia to appoint Julian Assange as ambassador. ” demonstrate once again a willingness by the highest levels of the Trump campaign to accept foreign assistance.