Richard Blumenthal

Donald Trump Jr.’s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia inquiry

Donald Trump Jr.’s WikiLeaks exchange adds intrigue to Russia inquiry

President Trump's oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks.

Donald Trump Jr.’s release of the messages on Twitter came hours after the Atlantic first reported them Monday. In the exchanges — some of them occurring around the time the website was releasing the emails stolen from Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman — WikiLeaks praises his father's positive comments about WikiLeaks and asks Trump Jr. to release his father's tax returns to the site.

The revelations are sure to increase calls in Congress to have Trump Jr. testify...

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