Pence says he was unaware of WikiLeaks link with Trump Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Mike Pence's spokeswoman says he was unaware of Donald Trump Jr.'s contacts with WikiLeaks when he issued a denial that the Trump campaign was in cahoots with the hacking group.

Pence's press secretary, Alyssa Farah, says Pence "was never aware of anyone associated with the campaign being in contact with WikiLeaks. He first learned of this news from a published report earlier tonight."

President Donald Trump's son released screenshots Monday of his conversations with the group, in which he appears to inquire about the group's promised "leaks" from inside the Hillary Clinton campaign. The U.S. intelligence community has alleged Russian intelligence was behind the 2016 hacks.

Pence was asked about the campaign's coordination with WikiLeaks in October 2016. He said, "Nothing could be further from the truth."