WikiLeaks Told Trump Jr. To Convince His Dad Not To Concede If He Lost
Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks sent several private direct messages via Twitter to Donald Trump Jr. from the 2016 presidential election up to the summer of 2017.
The messages were turned over by Trump Jr.’s lawyer to Congressional investigations Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
WikiLeaks, which claims transparency, never revealed its secret communications with Trump Jr., which were leaked to The Atlantic.
WikiLeaks wrote Trump Jr. on October 12, 2016:
Hey Donald, great to see you and your dad talking about our publications. Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us. There’s many great stories the press are missing and we’re sure some of your follows [sic] will find it. Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4.
On October 21, 2016, WikiLeaks asked Trump Jr. to leak one of his dad’s tax returns to WikiLeaks:
If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality. That means that the vast amount of stuff that we are publishing on Clinton will have much higher impact, because it won’t be perceived as coming from a “pro-Trump” “pro-Russia” source.
WikiLeaks advised Trump Jr. to tell his dad not to concede the election if he lost on November 8, 2016.
Hi Don if your father “loses” we think it is much more interesting if he DOES NOT conceed [sic] and spends time CHALLENGING the media and other types of rigging that occurred—as he has implied that he might do.
On December 16, WikiLeaks asked Trump Jr. to make Assange the Australia’s ambassador to the U.S.:
Hi Don. Hope you’re doing well! In relation to Mr. Assange: Obama/Clinton placed pressure on Sweden, UK and Australia (his home country) to illicitly go after Mr. Assange. It would be real easy and helpful for your dad to suggest that Australia appoint Assange ambassador to [Washington,] DC.