Shortly after Trump Jr. unveiled the DMs, Ioffe retweeted them with the comment "There are a couple missing pages in this release". The benefits to this are threefold: the New York Times has already done "most of the harm" by revealing Trump's tax writeoffs, a "most biased source" could reveal the returns and "distort them into the worst posible [sic] light", and "If we publish them it will dramatically improve the perception of our impartiality".
Napolitano said it is "no crime" for the president's oldest son to have simply been communicating with WikiLeaks.
The transparency organization asked the president's son for his cooperation-in sharing its work, in contesting the results of the election, and in arranging for Julian Assange to be Australia's ambassador to the United States.
Trump Jr. did not reply, for example, when WikiLeaks wrote him to "strongly suggest" that his father push a link it said would help supporters sort through the Clinton leaks, but his father tweeted about WikiLeaks just 15 minutes after the message was sent, and Trump Jr. tweeted out the link two days later.
Previously on White House Apprentice, Congress continued its many different investigations into just how the Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. "We have no concerns about these documents and any questions raised about them have been easily answered in the appropriate forum". Trump Jr. spoke privately to staff in March. A person familiar with that meeting said the private Twitter messages were discussed.
With this in mind, the vice president's office last night released a written statement, which said Pence "was never aware of anyone associated with the campaign being in contact with WikiLeaks".
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The younger Trump's release of the "entire chain of messages" came after The Atlantic obtained and published content from the messages. US intelligence agencies believe that WikiLeaks was chosen by the Russian government to release information it had hacked.
However, in October 2016, Pence flatly denied that the Trump campaign had any connection to Wikileaks after it released emails and documents containing damaging information about then-candidate Hillary Clinton.
Democrats reacted to the report saying Trump Jr. should provide more information.
Democratic congressman Adam Schiff says the report "demonstrates once again a willingness by the highest levels of the Trump campaign to accept foreign assistance".
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that panel should subpoena the documents and force Trump Jr.to publicly testify.
Blumenthal added, "There seems to be no reasonable explanation for these messages".