US News Assange Claims WikiLeaks Was Trying to ‘Beguile’ Donald Trump Jr. Into Leaking

09:53  14 november  2017
09:53  14 november  2017 Source:   The Atlantic

Assange Claims WikiLeaks Was Trying to ‘Beguile’ Donald Trump Jr. Into Leaking

  Assange Claims WikiLeaks Was Trying to ‘Beguile’ Donald Trump Jr. Into Leaking Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, responded to The Atlantic’s disclosure of private communications between his group and Donald Trump Jr. by praising his organization for its “chutzpah” in attempting to take advantage of the president’s son. On Monday afternoon, my colleague Julia Ioffe reported on the direct messages exchanged on Twitter between WikiLeaks and Trump Jr. WikiLeaks attempted to convince Trump Jr. to promote the hacked emails it had published, share his father’s tax returns and, on election day, to challenge the U.S. election results. A few hours later, Trump Jr.

The Secret Correspondence Between Donald Trump Jr . and WikiLeaks . “ WikiLeaks appears to beguile some people into transparency by convincing them that it is in their interest,” Assange wrote on Twitter on Monday.

“ WikiLeaks appears to beguile some people into transparency by convincing them that it is in their interest,” Assange tweeted. WikiLeaks has such chutzpah that it allegedly tried to convince Trump Jr to leak his father's tax returns & his own "Russian lawyer meeting" emails (he did).

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Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, responded to The Atlantic’s disclosure of private communications between his group and Donald Trump Jr. by praising his organization for its “chutzpah” in attempting to take advantage of the president’s son.

Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret WikiLeaks Relationship Is Unveiled

  Donald Trump Jr.'s Secret WikiLeaks Relationship Is Unveiled Donald Trump Jr., U.S. President Donald Trump’s eldest son, said Monday he had direct communication with WikiLeaks in the weeks before the 2016 presidential election, arming Democrats with what they say is evidence of a proxy link between his father’s campaign and the Kremlin. The younger Trump downplayed the news by criticising the leak of his private communications with WikiLeaks, a website that posts confidential information from governments and other sources, saying they had been previously given to congressional panels. On Twitter, he released copies of what he described as the extent of his direct communication with the website.

— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) November 13, 2017. WikiLeaks has such chutzpah that it allegedly tried to convince Trump Jr to leak his father's tax returns & his own "Russian lawyer meeting" emails (he did). WikiLeaks appears to beguile some people into transparency by

— Julian Assange 🔹 (@JulianAssange) November 13, 2017. WikiLeaks has such chutzpah that it allegedly tried to convince Trump Jr to leak his father's tax returns & his own "Russian WikiLeaks appears to beguile some people into transparency by convincing them that it is in their interest. 4/.

On Monday afternoon, my colleague Julia Ioffe reported on the direct messages exchanged on Twitter between WikiLeaks and Trump Jr. WikiLeaks attempted to convince Trump Jr. to promote the hacked emails it had published, share his father’s tax returns and, on election day, to challenge the U.S. election results.

A few hours later, Trump Jr. confirmed the report by posting the full chain of messages to Twitter, while downplaying its importance.

Assange, for his part, insisted that his organization was merely attempting to solicit leaks. “WikiLeaks appears to beguile some people into transparency by convincing them that it is in their interest,” Assange wrote on Twitter on Monday. 

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