WikiLeaks Worked With Donald Trump Jr. During 2016 Election: Mueller Report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report has found that the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., worked with WikiLeaks during the 2016 election.

Slate reports that Trump Jr. exchanged secret direct messages with WikiLeaks Twitter page in September 2016.

WikiLeaks reportedly offered Trump Jr. a “guessed” password to an “anti-Trump site that is about to launch.”

According to the Mueller report, the password was provided to WikiLeaks by Jason Fishbein who reportedly obtained the password from someone in a U.S. politics chat room.

Trump Jr. reportedly sent an email to senior Trump campaign officials admitting that he used the “guessed” password to (illegally) access the site: “I tried the password and it works.”

Orin Kerr, a law professor specializing in computer crime at the University of Southern California, wrote on the blog Lawfare that Trump Jr. may have violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

In October 2016, WikiLeaks reportedly told Trump Jr. to “strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us”

Trump Jr. tweeted the link that WikiLeaks reportedly gave him two days later:

(Sources: Slate, Donald Trump Jr/Twitter, Lawfare, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

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