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BREAKING: Donald Trump Jr. And WikiLeaks Engaged In A Secret 10-Month Correspondence

According to The Atlantic, Donald Trump, Jr. occasionally exchanged private messages with WikiLeaks on Twitter before the 2016 election.

The WikiLeaks Twitter account reportedly sent a direct message to Trump Jr. in late September 2016 alerting him that an anti-Trump site run by a Political Action Committee was “about to launch.” The message offered up the password to the site.

“The PAC is a recycled pro-Iraq war PAC. We have guessed the password. It is ‘putintrump.’ See ‘About’ for who is behind it. Any comments?” WikiLeaks wrote.

“Off the record I don’t know who that is, but I’ll ask around,” Trump Jr. reportedly responded to the account the following day. It is unclear if he followed through with the offer.

The correspondence has been given to lawmakers investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.

WikiLeaks published stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign chair John Podesta ahead of the election. The U.S. intelligence community has linked the releases to a multi-prong effort by the Russian government to interfere in the election. WikiLeaks has denied any connections to the Kremlin.

A representative for WikiLeaks did not immediately issue a comment.

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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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