Trump campaign was reportedly offered access to WikiLeaks during election

09 December, 2017, 13:51 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Exclusive: Email shows effort to give Trump campaign WikiLeaks documents

The emailed offer, which has been obtained by CBS News, was dated September 14 and was for a decryption key and website address providing access through WikiLeaks for hacked the documents.

It's the second mistake by a large news organization in a week on a Trump story, after ABC mistakenly reported about a communication between Trump and Michael Flynn.

Then-candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump organization received the email on September 4, 2016. Soon after, CBS also issued a correction and said the date was actually September 14.

By the time of the corrections, numerous liberal pundits and politicians, and others critical of Trump, had already seized on the CNN story as evidence that Trump colluded with the Russian government in 2016.

So, two of CNNs ace political reporters managed to write a “bombshell” story, which presumably made it through at least one round of edits, and was also probably reviewed by the networks legal department, without anybody double-checking the date of the email - the crux of the entire. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange later tweeted that he did not see how WikiLeaks was connected to CNN's story.

Although, point of clarification, CNN only corrected the story and has not apologized or disciplined their reporters as of this posting.

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Mr Trump Jr, according to sources who spoke to CNN, said the messages he shared were akin to speaking to any major media outlet.

CNN's report, though flawed, adds to previous reporting by the Atlantic that WikiLeaks called Trump Jr.'s attention to some of its disclosures through private Twitter exchanges and offered advice during and after the campaign.

The story details an email received by Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Administration, linking them to Wikileaks' uploaded trove of hacked DNC emails.

CNN has corrected a story that suggested the Trump campaign had been tipped off early about Wikileaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton when it later learned the alert was about documents already publicly available.

CBS News separately confirmed the email Friday, originally reporting as CNN did that the message was sent on September 4. "The email was not sent until 10 days later, after the Wikileaks documents were already public".

But the Washington Post reported hours later that CNN got the date of the email wrong, noting it was actually sent on September 14, after Powell's leaked emails were already released. Those sources obviously were Democrat committee members or staffers; Donald Jr. testified about the email before the Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

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