Assange: I tried to get Trump Jr. to publish emails with WikiLeaks

Assange: I tried to get Trump Jr. to publish emails with WikiLeaks”

"Two hours later, does it himself", Assange said.

Assange also reasoned it was positive for Trump Jr to get the emails out in the public eye prior to the Times given that it would allow him the opportunity to put his own positive spin on the story at hand.

Assange, who has long advocated for government transparency and encouraged leakers around the world, then said that leaking the emails anonymously would have been "safer" for Trump Jr., and that by doing so himself it's now "easier" for the emails to be used as evidence.

Trump Jr. published the stunning exchange with family acquaintance Rob Goldstone on his own Twitter account after the New York Times notified him that it had obtained the emails by requesting comment.

Assange said he had contacted Trump Jr.

"This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russian Federation and its government's support for Mr. Trump", Goldstone wrote in one email. "His enemies will just milk isolated phrases for weeks or months with their own context, spin and according to their own strategic timetable".

Goldstone told Trump Jr. the lawyer had damaging information about Hillary Clinton, which was part of the Russian government's efforts to help the Trump campaign, it added.

However, Assange noted that it would have been "safer" for WikiLeaks to have published the emails "anonymously sourced".

"He's surely had advice and/or is confident on the facts".

Assange ended his Twitter thread by saying "even the innocent need Wikileaks".

Trump Jr. had previously stated, for the Times first report of the meeting Saturday, that the discussion with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was meant to focus on an adoption program between the US and Russia.

"If it's what you say I love it", Trump Jr said in one reply, referring to the information about Clinton.

According to The Examiner, members of the intelligence community believe the Russian government orchestrated the hacks into the Democratic National Committee and other entities.

Trump Jr, along with "Paul Manafort (campaign boss)" and his "brother-in-law", Jared Kushner, met with Veselnitskaya on June 9.

Many lawmakers also called for Trump testify before investigations into the alleged Russian meddling, now taking place in the House, Senate, FBI and special prosecutor Robert Mueller's office.

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