Mueller reveals how it all started, with the Australian Foreign Minister alerting the FBI for a trump campaign of Aide fueled by wine and claiming that Russia would help the candidate with stolen Hillary emails
- Australia has confirmed that a wine-forged brag from a Trump staff to one of his senior diplomats in the UK has led to investigators who have opened an official investigation
- Alexander Downer organized a meeting with George Papadopoulos in May 2016
- Over several glasses of wine, Papadopoulos revealed that Russia had dirt from Clinton
- When WikiLeaks started dumping information about the Democrat, Australia contacted colleagues in Washington to tell them about the couple's London meeting
- This apparent smoking gun caused a series of events that led to the Mueller report
- Nevertheless, the origin of the & # 39; golden showers file remains & # 39; unknown
A snatch took place in the trendy Kensington Wine Rooms in London, which stretched out over several glasses of vino, causing a series of events that led to the Mueller report.
A Trump campaign adviser telling an Australian diplomat that Russia was politically dirty for Hillary Clinton – information that was dutifully fed back to Canberra, and ultimately to Washington, culminating in the official investigation.
A senior official in Australia has confirmed the chain of events between the then High Commissioner for the UK, Alexander Downer and the unjustified Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos, following the requests for freedom of information from BuzzFeed.
The meeting between the couple was first reported in 2017, but Australia refused to confirm its role for reasons of national security – that is, until the Mueller report was finally released.
A senior official in Australia has confirmed the chain of events between the then High Commissioner for the UK, Alexander Downer and the degrading Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos. A boasting from Papadopoulos to Downer was reported to Canberra and ultimately to the US.
Australia has now confirmed that Downer arranged drinks with Papadopoulos in May 2016 in the chic tapas bar in a green corner of southwest London – where diners can enjoy conversations over a bottle of Médoc Bordeaux worth $ 235
Australia has now confirmed that Downer arranged drinks with Papadopoulos in May 2016 in the chic tapas bar in a leafy corner of southwest London – where diners can encourage a conversation about a $ 235 bottle of Médoc Bordeaux.
Papadopoulos boasted that Russia had information about candidate-president Hillary Clinton of the Democrats – information that would influence her campaign and strengthen that of his employer.
When WikiLeaks started publishing Clinton's emails on its site a few months later, Australian officials contacted Washington to tell them about the meeting, leading researchers to take the first steps to conduct an official investigation configure.
After a lengthy campaign for information about the meeting so central to the investigation, Australian officials said they would now & # 39; reassess her position & # 39; in connection with the request for information & # 39; in the light of the recent conclusion … that there is Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. & # 39;
"In particular in the light of the conclusion of that investigation, the Department is now ready to confirm that a meeting has taken place between Mr Downer and Mr Papdopolous [sic], on May 10, 2016, while Mr. Downer was High Commissioner for the United Kingdom. & # 39;
When WikiLeaks started publishing Clinton's emails on its site a few months later, Australian officials contacted Washington to tell them about the meeting, leading researchers to take the first steps to open a official investigation
The official said the Downer cable was heavily edited because the entire document & # 39; reasonably to be expected & # 39; was that it damaged Australia's relationship with the US.
Trump adviser Papadopoulos spent 12 days in jail after admitting he had lied to the FBI in October 2017 about his contacts with a British professor, Joseph Mifsud, who claimed he had degrading information about Clinton.
Despite the revelations, the origin of the & # 39; golden shower file is & # 39; – also known as the Steele file & – that the Trump administration caused great shame remained a secret.
The Steele file, written by former British spy Christopher Steele and paid for by Fusion GPS – a research agency that also worked for the Democratic National Committee, offered uncontrolled allegations that Trump was vulnerable to blackmail from Russia and engaged in & # 39; golden showers & # 39; with prostitutes during a 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe election.
Trump and his allies have long claimed that the FBI surveillance of Page was done through an infected FISA warrant based on the Steele file.