Australian diplomat's tip led to Trump Russia probe: United States paper

Australian diplomat's tip led to Trump Russia probe: United States paper

"It was firsthand information from one of America's closest intelligence allies".

Two months after the meeting in London, Australian officials passed the information to their American counterparts when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, according to the newspaper, which cited four current and former USA and foreign officials.

Australian officials aren't happy that USA officials had identified their British ambassador as playing a key role in launching the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, reported The Age.

There are 4 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from 2 hrs ago, titled Australian diplomat helped persuade FBI to investigate Russian election meddling: report.

The FBI caught wind of Papadopoulos' claims more than two months after the London meeting with Downer. (Getty) Australia's High Commissioner to the UK Alexander Downer.

Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is cooperating with authorities. "Two months before the election, for instance, he helped arrange a NY meeting between Mr. Trump and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt". Earlier this week, Trump said he had an " absolute right" to do what he wants with the Justice Department, which critics characterized as a "veiled threat" against the special counsel.

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Mr Papadopoulos is now reportedly assisting the Mueller probe.

Lieu on Saturday tweeted out the Times story and wrote, "The White House should be scared".

It wasn't until October 2017 that Papadopoulos - who the Trump administration has passed off as unimportant to the campaign - would go from a little-known former Trump campaign worker to a well-known figure associated with the Russian Federation probe. And the Mueller team was anxious that revealing his guilty plea would tip off other "subjects" in the investigation. But Trump did pick him, and apparently he did get crocked in London and tell the Australian ambassador that the Russians had thousands of pages of compromising emails about Hillary Clinton.

According to the report, Papadopolous had been told Moscow had emails that could embarrass and damage the Clinton campaign. He lived to prove his relevance. It was May of 2016, and Papadopoulos was knocking back some Pimm's cups (we can only imagine) with Australia's top diplomat in the United Kingdom when he chose to divulge some very interesting information: Russian Federation was in possession of damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the possible collusion.

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