The FBI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the United States presidential election began after a tip-off from an Australian diplomat following a night of "heavy drinking" at a London bar with Donald Trump's campaign adviser, according to the New York Times.
A tip from former Australian opposition leader Alexander Downer appears to have helped persuade the FBI to investigate Russian meddling in the United States election, according to the The New York Times.
Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer, declined to comment on The New York Times report, saying only that the USA administration is cooperating with the Mueller investigation.
Trump himself seemed to undercut his supporters in an interview last week with the New York Times in which he said he expected Mueller was "going to be fair". Trump has called the dossier a "pile of garbage". It was the first criminal charge alleging links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey in May, citing Comey's probe into possible links between the presidential campaign and Russian interference, as well as Comey's alleged protection of Clinton.
The Times says Papadopoulos shared this information with Downer.
You can turn your Instagram stories into WhatsApp status soon
TechCrunch , who first spotted the update, says the latest feature is now being tested with a small number of users in Brazil. Now Facebook will allow you to share your Instagram stories as your Whatsapp Status which will disappear after 24 hours.
Dell XPS 13 with 8th Gen Intel CPU and forthcoming in white
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George Papadopoulos has already pleaded guilty to lying about meetings in London to the Robert Muller led FBI special council investigation into Trump-Russia ties.
According to the SMH report, Mr Downer relayed the fact of the conversation with Papadopoulos in a diplomatic cable to Canberra.
Former British spy Christopher Steele met with the FBI in July 2016 to share some of his findings from an investigation he was conducting of Trump on behalf of Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was working for the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Claims over collusion have overshadowed Trump's first year in office.
Mr Trump probably won't appreciate Mr Downer's intervention, but the Australian has earned himself some admirers in the US.
"And we all need to let Mr. Mueller do his job".
Trump and members of his team have sought to play down the role that Papadopoulos held in the campaign, with the president calling him a "young, low level volunteer". And the Mueller team was anxious that revealing his guilty plea would tip off other "subjects" in the investigation. He is now cooperating with the Mueller investigation.
Clapton: Life in 12 Bars is out now in the UK. "If you're gonna...see it, be prepared for a heavy ride". One of music's greatest living legends revealed that his job is getting harder and harder on January 11.
He was allegedly in touch with the mastermind of the terror attack, Mohammad Arif from Pakistan's Abbottabad, police said. That's LeT terror suspect Bilal Ahmed Kawa who orchestrated a terror on the Red Fort in 2000, which killed three people.
Maryland State Police are searching for two men that stole a cash register from a Salisbury convenience store. Police said the suspect is described as a 5'8"-5'10" tall male, with a stocky build and a darker complexion.
The business daily Kommersant reported the attack destroyed seven aircraft and caused a powerful explosion at an ammunition depot. The agreement has helped reduce fighting significantly and contributed to warmer ties between Russian Federation and Turkey.
Any standing water will turn into ice, creating slick road conditions as well as sidewalks, driveways and parking lots. Chicago can expect any water on the ground from today's rain to flash freeze this evening, according to Fenelon.
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Most of the affected models are built between 2009 and 2013. - Toyota Yaris and Lexus ES 350 from the 2009 and 2010 model years. According to this report , the latest round of recalls was initiated by a report from the now-defunct Takata Corporation.
Bank has clocked a business turnover of Rs 1,02,182 crore as on December 31, registering a y-o-y growth of 9.61%. Looking ahead, Mishra sees the bank sustaining strong growth in CASA deposits and fee-based income.
American Red Cross asks for blood donations nationwide
The American Red Cross blames the current blood shortage on winter weather conditions and looks for blood and platelet donors. More than 150 blood drives were canceled on the east coast during the last storm alone, the American Red Cross said.
Dion Waiters to undergo season-ending surgery
Per Charania, he received multiple opinions on the ankle by doctors in Los Angeles before making the decision for surgery. Waiters , 26, was in line to receive a $1.1 million bonus if he played in at least 70 games this season.
US FCC chairman cancels tech event appearance after threats
Under the Congressional Review Act, the FCC decision can be overturned by a simple majority vote in both houses of Congress. Pai has been targeted by death threats on social media after his agency approved to strip Obama-era net neutrality rules.
Fox in Talks to Buy 10 TV Stations From Sinclair
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Quinnipiac Poll: US Voters Favor Marijuana Legalization
Would someone smoking pot as treatment face jail time? Eight states , including MA , have legalized recreational use for adults. Two challenges, or at least questions, with potential for affecting the medical cannabis industry, surfaced last week.