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Report: Australian officials
frustrated by FBI-Russia leak

The Hill, by Brett Samuels

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Posted By:abuela10, 1/1/2018 9:01:09 PM

Australian officials are reportedly frustrated that one of the country´s diplomats was revealed to be the source of information that may have sparked an FBI investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. The New York Times first reported on Saturday that former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos told Australian diplomat Alexander Downer during a bar conversation in May 2016 that Russian officials were shopping damaging information on Hillary Clinton. Two months later, Australia relayed the conversation to the FBI. The information may have triggered the July 2016 investigation into Russian interference in the election. The Sydney Morning Herald confirmed that sequence


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/1/2018 9:11:22 PM     (No. 11497191)

Let me see if I have this right; Trump man Papadopoulos, gives info in a casual conversation to the Aussies that Hillary Clinton has Russian collusion or some such shenanigans, and the Aussies sit on it for two months, then send the hearsay rumor from Papadopoulos to the FBI which immediately investigates Trump for Russian collusion.

Yep, really. Now, you can see how crazy all this crap is.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: john56, 1/1/2018 9:25:40 PM     (No. 11497202)

Maybe the Aussies intelligence spooks should have known that US "intelligence agencies" and law enforcement agencies leaked like a sieve and kept their mouths shut.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/1/2018 10:10:26 PM     (No. 11497228)

The Australians know that the US Government does not countenance the leaking of highly classified intelligence information. What is happening is that highly partisan Obama Administration apparacheks and high level partisan Democrat bureaucrats leaked that information in an effort to save their corrupt butts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 1/1/2018 10:28:19 PM     (No. 11497239)

Well, there was NO collusion with the Russians by Trump, so....?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: droopydog, 1/1/2018 10:47:24 PM     (No. 11497251)

Australian officials should be more frustrated by the fact that they are believing New York Times articles.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: faldo, 1/2/2018 2:21:50 AM     (No. 11497330)

It´s Rupert Murdoch´s chessboard...end of story.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hybernicus, 1/2/2018 4:37:28 AM     (No. 11497347)

Now we find out that the Aussies interfered in our election. There should be consequences.

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