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Day 323

Updated 12/8/2017 12:22 PM PST

1/ Trump and Trump Jr. received an email with the decryption key needed to open the hacked DNC documents that WikiLeak had posted two months earlier. The September 4th email came the same day that Trump Jr. first tweeted about WikiLeaks and Hillary Clinton, and one month before WikiLeaks began leaking the contents of John Podesta's hacked emails. WikiLeaks contact Trump Jr. directly on Twitter about the campaign a few weeks later. Trump Jr. told investigators he had no recollection of the email, which was sent by somebody named Mike Erickson. [Editor's note: The Washington Post is reporting that the email was sent on Sept. 14th. Will update when this is confirmed.] (CNN / Washington Post)

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