Gates: RNC Had Advanced Notice of Wikileaks’ Release of Democrats’ Emails During 2016 Election

BuzzFeed:

 President Donald Trump’s team was “very happy” that Wikileaks released emails hacked from the Democratic party during the 2016 race, a former campaign official told investigators from the special counsel’s office.


Rick Gates, who served as Trump’s deputy campaign chair, told Robert Mueller’s team last year that the release of the hacked emails “offered a mode of deflection for the campaign after a sink in polling numbers following Trump’s comments about Ted Cruz’s father at the end of the Republican National Convention,” according to interview summaries obtained by BuzzFeed News….

Gates also told investigators that the Republican National Committee had “non-public information” about the timing of the Wikileaks releases, but “did not specify who at the RNC knew this information.”

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