Donald Trump Jr. (Credit: AP/Kathy Willens)
Evidence keeps piling up in the investigations into Russia’s election interference and they point to one thing: Donald Trump Jr. is not very smart.
The eldest son of President Donald Trump admitted Monday that he communicated with WikiLeaks, the whistleblower organization that released droves of hacked emails belonging to the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
After the Atlantic reported on the correspondence, which had occurred for months over Twitter, Trump found it necessary to disclose the very direct messages Julia Ioffe mentioned.
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
It was not the first time the president’s namesake voluntarily shared private communications he had with people suspected to have ties with the Kremlin. After the New York Times reported in July that Trump Jr. had emailed a publicist connected with Russian oligarchs, Trump decided to publish the emails, which contained damaging information about the motives for his ill-fated meeting with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
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