He said the person appeared to be a Trump supporter, pointing to information that had already been released publicly by WikiLeaks.
President Trump seems not to be relenting on his criticisms of America's famous news channel CNN and this time around the USA president has carpeted the media outfit for a mistake in a recent report on Russian Federation meddling, saying the cable TV network was "caught red handed" disseminating "fake news". They were caught red handed, just like lonely Brian Ross at ABC News (who should be immediately fired for his "mistake").
The emailed offer, which has been obtained by CBS News, was dated September 14 and was for a decryption key and website address providing access through WikiLeaks for hacked the documents.
CBS News has confirmed that Donald Trump Jr. received an email in September 2016 offering access to hacked Democratic Party data. The story details an email received by Donald Trump Jr. and others in the Trump Administration, linking them to Wikileaks' uploaded trove of hacked DNC emails.
"I hope this information help (sic) you", the email said, with the writer noting that the "huge" archive of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee was 678 megabytes.
After the story was published, The Washington Post obtained a copy of the email, which was actually sent to the Trump team on September 14, 2016, not September 4, a day after the documents were made public. The panel's interview with Trump Jr. was supposed to be private.More news: Eating cheese every day may actually be good for you
The company argued the report cited two unnamed sources who allege they saw the email.
Futerfas went on to accuse committee members of planting stories about Trump Jr's interview while the interview was in progress. The story suggested that the individual may simply have been trying to flag the campaign to already public documents.
The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said Friday his panel is looking into the email.
Trump assailed CNN as he held a rally Friday night for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and followed up with a series of tweets Saturday morning.
This new revelation also raises again the question of why Trump Jr. did not contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation over any of this, as one is supposed to do when approached by foreign agents with offers of help for a presidential campaign. It arrived about a week before WikiLeaks itself messaged Trump Jr. and began an exchange of direct messages on Twitter.