What Russia Did for Trump, A Stream of Stolen Documents Defined the Campaign (Pt 3 of 7)
Publicist #RobGoldstone reaches out to #DonaldTrumpJr offering “official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary” from Russian officials. #TrumpJr replies, “If it's what you say I love it.”
Trump Jr agrees to a meeting with #Russian lawyer #NataliaVeselnitskaya and others. Four hours later, #DonaldTrump makes an announcement. “I am going to give a major speech, on probably Monday of next week, and we’re going to be discussing all of the things that have taken place with the Clintons. I think you’re going to find it very informative, and very, very interesting.”
#TrumpTower meeting between Trump Jr, #Manafort, #Kushner and Russian representatives. Trump Jr asks for information to use against Clinton.
Donald Trump makes another tweet about Clinton’s emails within 20 minutes of the meeting.
Security firm #Crowdstrike publicly announces that there has been an intrusion at the #DNC and blames Russian forces.
#Goldstone sends an email noting the Crowdstrike announcement and saying how it was “weird” that they just met about that.
The collective “#Guccifer 2.0” takes credit, claiming to not be related to Russia, and releases a handful of documents to prove they have them.
Trump campaign hires #CambridgeAnalytica, which almost immediatelyreaches out to #JulianAssange and #Wikileaks to request Clinton emails. #SteveBannon is vice-president of CA at the time.
Wikileaks reveals that it has the information stolen from the DNC and plans to publish the information.
Wikileaks begins publishing information stolen DNC emails on the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
Donald Trump Jr denies Russian involvement in the emails published by Wikileaks.
“It just shows you their exact moral compass. I mean, they’ll say anything to be able to win this. I mean, this is time and time again and lie after lie.”
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epa06383033 Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort (R) arrives for a status conference at the Federal Courthouse in Washington, DC, USA, 11 December 2017. Manafort is facing 12 charges discovered during the Russia investigation. EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW #russiainvestigation#russia#manafort#trump#potus#washingtondc