26165 ofﬁcers appear to have stolen thousands of emails and attachments, which were later released by WikiLeaks
ﬁctitious online personas that it createdeCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0—and later through the organization WikiLeaks
The last-in-time DNC email released by WikiLeaks was dated May 25, 2016, the same period of time during
On June 14, 2016, @dcleaks_ sent a direct message to @WikiLeaks, noting, “You announced your organization
On June 22, 2016, seven days after Guccifer 2.0’s ﬁrst releases of stolen DNC documents, WikiLeaks used
The GR U ’3 Transfer of Stolen Materials to WikiLeaks Both the GRU and WikiLeaks sought to hide their
et al. 159 6/14/16 Twitter DM, @dcleaks_ to @WikiLeaks. ‘60 Nezyks/zo Indictment 1] 47(a). 161 7/6/
16 Twitter DMs, @WikiLeaks & @guccifer_2. 45
operating through its personas Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks) transferred some of the stolen documents to WikiLeaks
Similar communications occurred between WikiLeaks and the GRU-operated persona DCLeaks.
On September 15, 2016, @dcleaks wrote to @WikiLeaks, “hi there! I'm from DC Leaks.
‘65 6/27/16 Twitter DM, @Guccifer_2 to @WikiLeaks.
‘66 7/18/16 Twitter DM, @Guccifer__2 & @WikiLeaks. 167 “DNC Email Archive,” WikiLeaks (Jul. 22, 2016
Department of Justice Guccifer 2.0 persona informed DCLeaks that WikiLeaks was trying to contact
arrange for a way to speak through encrypted emails.170 An analysis of the metadata collected from the WikiLeaks
(as the GRU had previously done in July 2016 for the DNC emails).172 The WikiLeaks site also released
on its site.173 Beginning on September 20, 2016, WikiLeaks and DCLeaks resumed communications in a
DCLeaks email account [email protected] sent an email to a WikiLeaks account with the subject
investigative Technique On October 7, 2016, WikiLeaks released the ﬁrst emails stolen from the Podesta
In total, WikiLeaks released 33 tranches of stolen emails between October 7, 2016 and November 7, 2016
WikiLeaks Statements Dissembling About the Source of Stolen Materials As reports attributing the DNC
apparently designed to obscure the source of the materials that WikiLeaks was releasing.
On August 9, 2016, the @WikiLeaks Twitter account posted: “ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a
Access Hollywood tape was coming.245 Corsi stated that he was convinced that his efforts had caused WikiLeaks
received non-public information about the tape from Corsi or acknowledged having contacted a member of WikiLeaks
Interaction with WikiLeaks Donald Trump Jr. had direct electronic communications with WikiLeaks during
On September 20, 2016, an individual named Jason F ishbein sent WikiLeaks !
Department of Justice to Russia, PutinTrurnp.org.252 WikiLeaks publicly tweeted: “‘Let’s bomb Iraq
Several hours later, WikiLeaks sent a Twitter direct message to Donald Trump Jr., “A PAC run anti-Trump
256 WikiLeaks did not respond.
(subject “Wikileaks”)). 255 9/21/16 Twitter DM, @DonaldJTrumer to @WikiLeaks. 256 10/3/16 Twitter DMs
, @DonaldJTrumer & @WikiLeaks. ”7 At the time, the link took users to a WikiLeaks archive of stolen
were not authentic.283 A backup of Smith’s computer contained two ﬁles that had been downloaded from WikiLeaks
(It appears the creation date was when WikiLeaks staged the document for release, as discussed in Volume
investigation did not otherwise identify evidence that Smith obtained the ﬁles before their release by WikiLeaks
For example, on October 28, 2016, Smith wrote that there was a “tug-of-war going on within WikiLeaks
over its planned releases in the next few days,” and that WikiLeaks “has maintained that it will save
On July 22, 2016, WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails sent or received by Democratic party ofﬁcials
Prior to the July 22, 20l6 release, were you aware from any source that WikiLeaks, Guccifer 2.0, DCLeaks
After the release of emails by WikiLeaks on July 22, 2016, were you told that WikiLeaks possessed or
, (b) Julian As-sange, (c) other representatives of WikiLeaks, (d) Guccifer 2.0, (e) representatives
On October '7, 2016, emails hacked from the account of John Podesta were released by WikiLeaks. l i.
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