The Trump Campaign Was Offered Access to WikiLeaks Documents: Report

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Donald Jr. finds himself at the center of an explosive new scandal.

By Charlie May | Salon/Alternet

A September 2016 email received by then-candidate Donald Trump, his son Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump organization from an unknown sender contained a decryption key and website address for hacked documents obtained by Wikileaks, congressional investigators found.

The email was sent on Sep. 4, a little over two months out from the election, by a person whose name was listed as „Mike Erickson,“ CNN reported. The email described to the network by multiple sources and later confirmed by Trump Jr’s attorney.

The email also came two months after emails from the Democratic National Committee were made public, and one month prior to WikiLeaks releasing thousands of emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. It’s been widely reported that the DNC emails were released as a result of a hack, though some reports have argued it could have been an insider leak.

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