Donald Trump Jr. Exchanged Messages With Wikileaks Leading Up To The 2016 Election

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ELISE HU, HOST: In the run-up to last year's election, Donald Trump Jr. exchanged private messages on Twitter with WikiLeaks. At the same time, WikiLeaks was releasing thousands of emails stolen from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman which ultimately damaged her campaign. This latest revelation first reported by The Atlantic adds a few more pieces to the puzzle of Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith walks us through the timeline. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Donald Trump Jr. received the first message late at night on September 20. WikiLeaks was offering him a tip about an anti-Trump website. Trump Jr. responded about 12...

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