ANOTHER GARBAGE LEAK: Trump Asked Australian PM to Help AG Bill Barr With DOJ Inquiry Into Mueller’s Russia Probe
Another day, another leak.
According to a leak to the New York Times, President Trump asked the Australian Prime Minister during a recent phone call to help AG Barr gather information that could potentially discredit Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
The Justice Department is currently investigating the origins of Russiagate/Spygate — according to Mueller’s report, a “foreign government” (Australia?) is what prompted the FBI to “open an investigation into whether individuals associated with the Trump campaign were coordinating with the Russian government in its interference activities.”
The transcript of Trump’s call to the Australian PM was restricted to a small circle of aides, much like his phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Via the New York Times:
President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call.
President Trump initiated the discussion in recent weeks with Mr. Morrison explicitly for the purpose of requesting Australia’s help in the Justice Department review of the Russia investigation, according to the two people with knowledge of the discussion. Mr. Barr requested that Mr. Trump speak to Mr. Morrison, one of the people said.
In making the request, Mr. Trump was in effect asking the Australian government to investigate itself. The F.B.I.’s counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election began after Australian officials told the bureau that the Russian government had made overtures to the Trump campaign about releasing political damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
The FBI-Deep State-Mueller ‘Trump-Russia’ investigation was supposedly sparked by a conversation Trump foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos had with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer in a London pub in the Spring of 2016.
FBI informant Joseph Mifsud tried to plant dirt on Papadopoulos by telling him the Russians had Hillary Clinton’s emails. The fake news narrative claims Papadopoulos then bragged to Alexander Downer that he heard the Russians had dirt on Clinton — Downer then shared this information from Papadopoulos with fellow Australian officials.
Attorney General Bill Barr and US Attorney John Durham traveled to Italy to meet with Italian government officials on Friday, and according to a report by the Washington Post, Barr asked the Italians to assist Durham.
So the Obama Administration is allowed to unleash foreign governments to spy on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, but Trump, as president of the United States isn’t allowed to speak to foreign leaders in order to ferret out corruption.