Assange: I urged Trump Jr. to publish Russia emails via WikiLeaks

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder, has claimed that he contacted Donald Trump Jr and tried to persuade him to publish emails showing he was eager to accept sensitive information about Hillary Clinton via the anti-secrecy website. Instead, the US president’s eldest son did so via Twitter, igniting a firestorm of criticism around his apparent willingness to work with the Russian government against his father’s Democratic rival. ‘Contacted Trump Jr this morning on why he should publish his emails (i.e with us),’ tweeted Assange, who is based at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. ‘Two hours later, does it himself.’ Asked by another Twitter user to explain, Assange elaborated: ‘I argued that his enemies have it — so why not the public?'” (07/12/17)