Australian diplomat tip a factor in the FBI-Russia-probe

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Details to Papadopoulos’ relations with Russia is presented

Government summary, published professor says the former trump adviser to Russians, with Kremlin promised then contacts; James Rosen reports on the latest.

To have an Australian diplomat’s tip seems to have helped convinced to investigate the FBI, the Russian interference in the U.S. election and the possible coordination with the trump campaign, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

Trump campaign adviser to George Papadopoulos, the diplomat, Alexander Downer said at a meeting in London in may 2016, Russia will have thousands of E-Mails that would embarrass, candidate of the Democrats, Hillary Clinton, the report said Downer, a former foreign Minister, is Australia’s top diplomat in the United Kingdom.

Australia passed the information on to the FBI, which, according to the Democratic E-Mails leaked were, according to The times, which cited four current and former U.S. and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australian role.

“The hack and the revelation that a member of the trump-had campaign insiders may have information about you were the driving factors that led the FBI to initiate an investigation, which said in July 2016,” the newspaper said.

White-House-lawyer, Ty Cobb, declined to comment, said in a statement that the administration will continue to work with the investigators, now headed by special counsel Robert Mueller ” to your request quickly.”

Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is a cooperating witness. Court records unsealed show two months ago, he met in April of 2016 with Joseph Mifsud, professor in London, told him about Russia ‘ s cache of E-Mails. This was prior to the Democratic National Committee, aware of the scope of the engagement in its E-Mail systems by hackers, was later connected with the Russian government.

The times said Papadopoulos shared this information with a fly in the ointment, but it was unclear whether he was also together with someone in the Trump campaign.


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