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WikiLeaks was actively courting the Trump campaign over Twitter

For months, the WikiLeaks Twitter account has carried on a secret correspondence with Donald Trump Jr., according to messages published today by The Atlantic. The messages, which have also been provided to congressional investigators, show WikiLeaks pushing President Trump’s son to share a variety of messages, ranging from anti-Clinton news to data stolen directly from the campaign. In one case, WikiLeaks even shared the password to an anti-Trump PAC’s website, a potential violation of computer hacking laws.

Not all of the messages were anti-Clinton. There were also significant efforts to convince the younger Trump to release his father’s tax returns in October, which Wikileaks argued would “dramatically improve the perception of our…

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