Alexander Downer, who was previously Australia's longest-serving foreign minister, had a boozy discussion with a key Donald Trump confidante, George Papadopoulos, in May 2016.
The New York Times reportedFBI agents started a secret investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign called "Crossfire Hurricane" just 100 days before Election Day.
He said he was not anxious that the revelation may damage his relationship with Trump because Australia's relationship with the USA was "in excellent shape".
That contrasts starkly to FBI director James Comey's treatment of the Clinton campaign: He sent a letter to Congress about the reopening of an investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server 11 days before the election, and subsequently held a press conference about his decision not to recommend charges.
In January the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, did not deny the first New York Times report that information from Downer had helped to spark the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 USA election.
Senate Confirms Gina Haspel As CIA Director A similar position was adopted by North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, who also faces an uphill battle for reelection this year. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said in a floor speech that Haspel "offered up nearly the classic Washington nonapology".
Classic rock fans might've raised an eyebrow or two while readingThe New York Times latest dig into the investigation of President Trump's alleged ties with Russian Federation.
'After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an Federal Bureau of Investigation interview to describe his meeting with the campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos'. "Their report helped provide the foundation for a case that, a year ago Thursday, became the special counsel investigation".
The term is a reference to a lyric in the 1968 Rolling Stones song "Jumpin' Jack Flash", which begins: "I was born in a crossfire hurricane/And I howled at the morning driving rain".
"Crossfire Hurricane" is the code name the FBI assigned to their investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation.
To date, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted four of Trump's campaign advisers - George Papadopolous, Rick Gates, Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn - as well as a California man named Richard Pinedo on charges of false statements, conspiring against the US, identity fraud and money laundering. According to the story, what was then known as "Crossfire Hurricane" amongst the handful of agents involved, began months before election day.
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The strikes came after 20 rockets were fired at Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights overnight, BBC reported. But Israel and Russian Federation have maintained close communications to prevent their air forces from coming into conflict.
The Toronto Raptors had the best regular season in franchise history and claimed the East's No. 1 seed after winning 59 games. It would not be surprising for the Raps to promote an internal candidate like assistant coach Nick Nurse.
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Documents say about 100 pounds (45.4 kilograms) of explosive material was found in his vehicle parked at the Mandalay Bay resort. One man said he was "very nervous and fearful that I couldn't find my family" and did not know if they had been injured.
The barista believed to be responsible for writing the slur at the La Cañada Flintridge location is said to be in her 20s. The alleged incident occurred at the La Cañada, Flintridge, located northeast of Burbank, California.
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A NY assemblyman has a suggestion on what former state attorney general Eric Schneiderman should do with his campaign funds. She was appointed NY solicitor general, the state's No. 2 legal position, by then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in 2007.
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They will take the torch and begin their final leg of the run through downtown Atlanta and make their way onto Emory's campus. Special Olympics Athlete Becky Cavanagh of Clarendon Hills added, "Eating donuts is my favorite part of Cop on a Rooftop".
Ratas attending EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia
Also, five European Union countries do not recognize Kosovo, the former Serbian republic that declared independence in 2008. For the previous year , the stagnation of many countries in the region towards European Union membership has been overcome.
Performer for the royal wedding revealed?
As you may know, Elton and Diana were close friends who worked together to raise money for AIDS research and awareness. TMZ also noted that John was slated to perform in Las Vegas this weekend, but rescheduled.
Rohatgi on panel to pick Lokpal
Since the death of senior advocate PP Rao in September previous year , the post of eminent jurist was lying vacant. Recording the statement of AG, the court refused to set any deadline for appointment of Lokpal.
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