Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to release a string of exchanges with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election.
“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!” Trump Jr. tweeted shortly after The Atlantic reported on the correspondences.
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! 1/3 pic.twitter.com/SiwTqWtykA
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 14, 2017
The correspondences, which are mostly one-sided, relate to leaked information during the election. The first message is related to an anti-Trump PAC. In response to a request for a comment, Trump Jr. said that, off the record, he did not know who was behind it but would “ask around.”
Another exchange on Oct. 3 showed WikiLeaks reaching out with a story about Hillary Clinton suggesting a drone strike against founder Julian Assange, telling Trump Jr., “Hiya, it’d be great if you guys could comment on/push this story.”
“Already did that earlier today,” Trump Jr. responded. “It’s amazing what she can get away with.”
He also asked, “What’s behind this Wednesday leak I keep reading about?”
That is the extent of the communication released by Trump Jr. His lawyer, Alan Futerfas, has since said that they are not worried about the content of the communications.
“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,” Futerfas told The Atlantic in a statement.