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This is a lengthy thread proving the connections between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign. Putting together all the pieces in a timeline allows one to see the clear collusion between Assanged/Wikileaks, Russia and the Trump Campaign. This info must get out there! (THREAD) (1)
June 2016 - Cambridge Analytica CEO emails WikiLeaks
Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm, started working for Trump over the summer of 2016. Some members of Cambridge Analytica
staff were incorporated in the Trump campaign's data operation team. (2)
Alexander Nix, the chief executive of data firm Cambridge Analytica,
emailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seeking access to emails from Clinton's private server so he could turn them into a searchable
database for the campaign or a pro-Trump political action committee. (3)
There is no evidence that Clinton's deleted emails were ever hacked
or that WikiLeaks ever had possession of them. (4)
June 12, 2016 - Assange Says He Has Clinton Emails
In March 2016, WikiLeaks had released its first trove of hacked Clinton-related emails. In an interview with Great Britain’s ITV, WikiLeaks founder Assange says he is preparing to release more hacked emails relating Clinton. (5)
July 22, 2016 - WikiLeaks posted on its website nearly 20k emails that were stolen from the DNC servers. Many of the emails were sent by senior DNC officials. Some of the emails suggested that the DNC favored Clinton over Bernie Sanders in the primaries, calling it rigged. (6)
Aug 8, 2016 - Roger Stone says he was in touch with Assange During a speech in Florida, former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone claimed to be in touch
with Assange and predicted upcoming WikiLeaks releases: "I actually have communicated with Assange. (7)
I believe the next tranche of his documents pertain to the Clinton Foundation but there's no telling what the October surprise may be." He later clarified that while he was in contact with Assange, it came through an intermediary. (8)
Aug 18, 2016 - Roger Stone says that he’s never met Julian Assange, but he has been in touch with him “through an intermediary — somebody who is a mutual friend.” He continues, “I expect you’re going to see more from Mr. Assange.” (9)
Aug 21, 2016 - On a local Maryland radio program, Stone denies (around the 6-minute mark of the broadcast) that Guccifer 2.0 is connected to the Russians: “The DNC leaks that nailed Deborah Wasserman Schultz in the heist against ... (10)
...Bernie Sanders was not leaked by the Russians; it was leaked by Cruccifer [sic] 2 — I should say, hacked and leaked — first by Cruccifer 2, well-known hacker who is not in the employ of the Russians, and then WikiLeaks. So that whole claim is a canard.” (11)
Aug 29, 2016 - Stone tells a Florida radio interviewer “We’re going to, I think, see from WikiLeaks and other leakers the nexus between the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.” About Assange, he says, “Perhaps he has the smoking gun that makes this handcuff time.” (12)
Sept 4, 2016 - Donald Trump Junior tweets about Wikileaks for the first time.The Tweet reads: "WIKILEAKS: Hillary Clinton Sent THOUSANDS of Classified Cables Marked “(C)” for Confidential shar.es/1wyBY4 via gatewaypundit" (13)
Sept 9, 2016 - Stone predicts WikiLeaks will release Clinton emails Stone says in a radio interview that WikiLeaks will release new Clinton emails.
"I expect Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks people to drop a payload of new documents on Hillary on a weekly basis fairly soon. (14)
Sept 14, 2016 - Candidate Donald Trump, his son Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Organization received an email in September 2016 offering a decryption key and website address for hacked WikiLeaks documents, according to an email provided to congressional investigators. (15)
The email was sent during the final stretch of the 2016 presidential race -- two months after the hacked emails of the DNC were made public and a month before WikiLeaks began leaking the contents of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's hacked emails. (16)
Trump Jr. told investigators he had no recollection of the September email.(17)
Sept 21, 2016 - WikiLeaks and Trump Jr. exchange private messages on Twitter WikiLeaks reached out to Don Jr. just before midnight on September 20, 2016,
regarding an anti-Trump website that it said was about to launch. WikiLeaks guessed the password and shared it with.. (18)
Trump Jr., who replied, "Off the record I don't know who that is but I'll ask around. Thanks." Around this same time Wikileaks tweets the password out to the world. In fact MotherJones reported that 8 minutes after the message to Trump Jr. The password was tweeted out. (19)
Sept 21, 2016 - Trump Jr. emails senior campaign officials about WikiLeaks Trump Jr. emailed a group of senior Trump campaign officials notifying them that WikiLeaks had reached out, according to The Atlantic. (20)
The email was sent to Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, then-campaign manger Kellyanne Conway, then-campaign (21)
CEO Steve Bannon and Brad Parscale, who ran the campaign's data operation. Kushner also forwarded the email to Hope Hicks, the communications aide
who is now White House communications director, according to The Atlantic. (22)
Oct 2, 2016 - Stone alludes to future WikiLeaks releases Stone appeared to predict that WikiLeaks would soon post damaging materials about Clinton.
He posted: "Wednesday @HillaryClinton is done. #WikiLeaks." (23)
Nothing materialized on the date Stone referred to, but two days later,
WikiLeaks started releasing Podesta's emails. (24)
Oct 3, 2016 - Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks exchange more private messages on Twitter WikiLeaks sent a link about Clinton criticizing Assange to Trump Jr., asking him to share it. Trump Jr. replies: "Already did that earlier today. (25)
It's amazing what she can get away with." In a follow-up message, Trump Jr. asks, "What's behind this Wednesday leak I keep hearing about?" WikiLeaks does not respond to his question, which appears to reference Stone's post
from the day earlier about upcoming releases. (26)
Oct 5, 2016 - Stone says "payload coming" from WikiLeaks "Libs thinking Assange will stand down are wishful thinking. Payload coming," Stone tweeted, two days before WikiLeaks began releasing thousands of emailed hacked from Podesta's email account. (27)
Oct 7, 2016 - WikiLeaks begins releasing Podesta emails Shortly after the announcement blaming Russia for the DNC hacks, WikiLeaks began posting thousands of emails stolen from Podesta's Gmail account. (28)
WikiLeaks went on to release new Podesta emails on a near-daily basis, creating waves of negative headlines for the Clinton campaign in the closing weeks of the election. Trump regularly cited the latest Podesta releases during campaign rallies in October and November. (29)
The US government later said Russia was responsible for the hacks.(30)
Oct 10, 2016 - Trump says "I love WikiLeaks" At a rally in Pennsylvania, Trump expressed his admiration for the anti-secrecy website that was publishing dirt on his Democratic opponent, saying "This just came out. WikiLeaks! I love WikiLeaks." (31)
Oct 12, 2016 - WikiLeaks asks Trump Jr. to tweet about their latest releases WikiLeaks sent a message to Trump Jr., which said: "Hey Donald, great to see your dad talking about our publications. Strongly suggest your dad tweet this link if he mentions us," the message said, (32)
along with an obscure domain that likely hosted an archive of the latest WikiLeaks releases. The website is now offline. Trump Jr. did not reply to the message. Then Donald Trump Jr. tweets: (33)
"Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!" (34)
Oct 14, 2016 - Trump Jr. tweeted out the link that WikiLeaks had sent to him two days earlier via private message. His tweet said: "For those who have the time to read about all the corruption and hypocrisy all the @wikileaks emails are right here" (35)
Oct 14, 2016 - Pence denies coordination between Trump campaign and WikiLeaks Then-Governor Mike Pence, Trump's running mate at the time, gave an interview on Fox News and denied that the Trump campaign was coordinating with WikiLeaks. (36)
"WikiLeaks, some have suggested on the left all this bad stuff about Hillary, nothing bad about Trump, that your campaign is in cahoots with WikiLeaks," said the Fox News host. Pence replied, "Nothing could be further from the truth. (37)
I think all of us have, you know, have had concerns about WikiLeaks over the years and it's just a reality of American life today, and of life in the wider world." Responding to reports about Trump Jr.'s messages, a Pence spokesman said Monday that he was: (38)
"never aware of anyone associated with the campaign being in contact with WikiLeaks."(39)
Oct, 21, 2017 - WikiLeaks asks Trump Jr. to leak his father's tax returns WikiLeaks asks Don Jr. to leak some of Trump's tax returns to their organization so that they could be released on a friendly platform, according to the private messages released by Trump Jr.... (40)
WikiLeaks also said that doing this would help discredit people accusing WikiLeaks of being "pro-Trump" and "pro-Russia" source. Trump Jr. does not reply. (41)
Nov 8, 2016 - WikiLeaks tells Trump Jr. that Trump should not concede if he loses WikiLeaks tells Don Jr. that Trump should contest the election and claim that it was rigged if he does not win. (42)
This messaging is consistent with the Russian government's posturing around the time of the election, according to the report released by the US intelligence community in January 2017. The report said: (43)
"Before the election, Russian diplomats had publicly denounced the US electoral process and were prepared to publicly call into question the validity of the results. Pro-Kremlin bloggers had prepared a Twitter campaign... (44)
#DemocracyRIP, on election night in anticipation of Secretary Clinton's victory, judging from their social media activity."(45)
Dec 16, 2016 - In a private direct message via Twitter, WikiLeaks writes to Donald Trump Jr.: “Hi, Don. Hope you’re doing well! In relation to Mr. Assange: Obama/Clinton placed pressure on Sweden, UK and Australia (his home country) to illicitly go after Mr. Assange. (46)
It would be real easy and helpful for your dad to suggest that Australia appoint Assange ambassador to DC. ‘That’s a really smart tough guy and the most famous Australian you have!’ or something similar. (47)
They won’t do it, but it will send the right signals to Australia, UK + Sweden to start following the law and stop bending it to ingratiate themselves with the Clintons.” (48)
March 4, 2017 - Roger Stone tweets: “Never denied perfectly legal back channel to Assange who indeed had the goods on #CrookedHillary.”
Within 40 minutes Stone deletes the tweet. (49)
March 7, 2017 - Wikileaks attacks the CIA by releasing a trove of documents about their hacking tools. (50)
March 8, 2017 - Assange and Farage meet at the Embassy of Ecuador in London (51)
March 9, 2017 - Julian Assange threatens to release additional CIA hacking documents via WIkileaks. (52)
July 11, 2017 - WikiLeaks tells Trump Jr. to release his own emails WikiLeaks sent more private messages to Trump Jr., shortly after news broke that he attended a meeting with Russians at Trump Tower in June 2016. WikiLeaks encouraged Trump Jr. to... (53)
release all his emails about the meeting. He did not reply to these direct messages, though he did soon release the full email chain that showed he was told that the Russian lawyer who would attend the meeting might have damaging information about Clinton. (54)
Assange acknowledged personally writing these messages to Trump Jr., publicly tweeting at the time, "Contacted Trump Jr this morning on why he should publish his emails." (55)
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