GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during his 2016 campaign. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump assured reporters on Monday that he wouldn't use any opposition research or "dirt" on Democratic rivals in the 2020 presidential campaign.

What's more, he asserted that he never used any dirt on Democratic nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

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Julian Assange, the Australian programmer, created Wikileaks under the guise of a safe space for whistleblowers who feared death or imprisonment to share information. But it quickly became a political tool to be aimed at specific targets.

Whether or not Assange sold his website's services to the highest bidder is still unclear. But his one-time hero status definitely saw a revision as Wikileaks' political machinations were exposed.

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Hours after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on charges that he conspired with whistleblower Chelsea Manning to hack government computers, President Donald Trump offered a take that, naturally, contradicts his past statements.

“I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing," he said. "I've been seeing what's happened with Assange, and that will be a determination. I would imagine mostly by the attorney general, who is doing an excellent job. So he'll be making a determination. I know nothing really about him. That's not my deal in life. I don't really have an opinion."

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Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone's trial may be a few months away, but poetic justice is much more swift.

Stone was arrested at his home for coordinating with WikiLeaks to obtain Hillary Clinton Campaign emails stolen by Russian operatives.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a working lunch flanked by members of his staff at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on April 18, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, September 5, The New York Times published an anonymous opinion piece, or OpEd, that claimed members of the Trump administration acted on behalf of the United States as members of the resistance. The Times only identified the writer as a senior member of the administration for whom revealing their identity would jeopardize their job.

Since then, internet sleuths and the White House worked to figure out who it is. Lists of Trump administration staff lined up to declare "not I" before the President and the public.

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On the heels of a flurry of Tweets from President Donald Trump, quoting Fox News pundits and claiming the ongoing Russia investigation is just a witch hunt, news emerged of Robert Mueller and his team focusing on what the president knew about Russian hacking of the DNC servers and when he knew it.

Investigators for special counsel Robert Mueller asked witnesses about President Trump’s connection to hacked Democratic emails leaked leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

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BOZEMAN, MT - APRIL 22: Donald Trump Jr. speaks at a rally for Republican Greg Gianforte as he campaigns for the Montana House of Representatives seat vacated by the appointment of Ryan Zinke to head the Department of Interior on April 22, 2017 in Bozeman, Montana. Gianforte is running against democrat Rob Quist in the special election to be held on May 25, 2017. (Photo by William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images)

Donald Trump Jr., the president's oldest son, released exchanges he had with the WikiLeaks Twitter account via direct messages during the 2016 presidential campaign after The Atlantic first reported on the correspondence, which was also turned over by Trump Jr.’s lawyers to congressional investigators.

The messages, The Atlantic points out, "are part of a long—and largely one-sided—correspondence between WikiLeaks and the president’s son that continued until at least July 2017" and suggest WikiLeaks, "a radical transparency organization that the American intelligence community believes was chosen by the Russian government to disseminate the information it had hacked, actively soliciting Trump Jr.’s cooperation."

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