Information about the meeting of the EA headquarters of the trump with Alexander Downer contributed to the beginning of the “Russian investigation”
A former campaign adviser to candidate Donald trump George Papadopoulos in may 2016, said the Australian diplomat that Russia has incriminating information of a political nature about democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday the New York Times.
What happened in London Papadopoulos conversation with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer contributed to the decision of the FBI to launch an investigation into the contacts between the headquarters of the trump and Moscow, told the publication.
Two months after meeting Australian officials gave their American counterparts the information reported by Papadopoulos. As noted by the New York Times, it happened when the Internet began to appear leaked as a result of computer hacking electronic communications employees of the Democratic party, which called the names of four U.S. and foreign officials – both former and were in position.
In addition to the information obtained from the Australian side, the investigation conducted by the FBI, contributed to the data gleaned from the security services of other friendly States, including Britain and the Netherlands, notes the New York Times.
Papadopoulos working in a Chicago lawyer specializing in energy issues, October 30, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with persons who declare their ties to senior Russian officials.
This is the first criminal charge relating to the alleged contacts between his campaign trump and Russia.
The white house says that the role of Papadopoulos in the election campaign should not be exaggerated, claiming that she was “extremely limited” and that all his actions were undertaken on his own initiative.
New York Times, however, reported that Papadopoulos had contributed to the organization of meetings between the trump (at the time presidential candidate) and the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and also edited the project of the first significant performances trump on foreign Affairs in April 2016.