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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Trump Had Advance Knowledge of the Wikileaks DNC Release

 In Defying the Odds, we discuss Russian involvement in the 2016 campaign The update  -- just published --includes a chapter on the 2018 midterms.

Michael Cohen testimony to the House Oversight Committee:
A lot of people have asked me about whether Mr. Trump knew about the release of the hacked Democratic National Committee emails ahead of time. The answer is yes.
As I earlier stated, Mr. Trump knew from Roger Stone in advance about the WikiLeaks drop of emails.
In July 2016, days before the Democratic convention, I was in Mr. Trump’s office when his secretary announced that Roger Stone was on the phone. Mr. Trump put Mr. Stone on the speakerphone. Mr. Stone told Mr. Trump that he had just gotten off the phone with Julian Assange and that Mr. Assange told Mr. Stone that, within a couple of days, there would be a massive dump of emails that would damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Mr. Trump responded by stating to the effect of “wouldn’t that be great.”