President Trump tweeted about the hacked emails of then-Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta approximately 15 minutes after WikiLeaks requested his son Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: ‘DC should annex’ Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia’s House of Delegates MORE Jr. to, The Atlantic reported Monday.
“Trump Jr. did not respond to this message. But just 15 minutes after it was sent…Donald Trump himself tweeted,” according to the report.
We’ve now updated the story with @ByronTau‘s great catch: @realDonaldTrump tweeted about the release of Podesta’s emails *15 minutes* after @Wikileaks wrote to @DonaldJTrumpJr about it. https://t.co/pVGEBqmB9O pic.twitter.com/pOszShJ7JY
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) November 13, 2017
The revelation came after The Wall Street Journal’s Byron Tau pointed out that Trump tweeted shortly after WikiLeaks asked Donald Trump Jr. to have his father to tweet about their new podesta email release.
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) November 13, 2017
“Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks.” Trump tweeted on Oct. 12, 2016.
Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 12, 2016
“Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us,” WikiLeaks wrote in a message to Trump Jr. on Oct. 12, 2016, including a link.
“There’s many great stories the press are missing and we’re sure some of your follows [sic] will find it,” WikiLeaks continued. “Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4.”
The report detailed how Trump engaged in private correspondence with the transparency site during the 2016 campaign, and that WikiLeaks made multiple requests of him.
Trump Jr. confirmed he turned over the messages in three separate tweets where he linked the back and forth exchange with WikiLeaks.
Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak. How ironic! 1/3 pic.twitter.com/SiwTqWtykA
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 14, 2017
Trump Jr.’s lawyers have given the messages to congressional investigators, according to The Atlantic report.
WikiLeaks messaged Trump Jr. repeatedly, and many times did not receive a response.
This post originally appeared on The Hill