Media: Papadopoulos’ talk with Australia’s UK envoy set off FBI’s probe

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Media: Papadopoulos’ talk with Australia’s UK envoy set off FBI’s probeFormer Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos' revelations reportedly set off an FBI probe but many other Greek Americans have excelled in US politics reinforcing the historic ties and tourist inflows between the two countries

Fueled by alcohol at a posh London bar, the revelation by former Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to Australia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom that Russia had compiled embarrassing emails about rival Hillary Clinton got the FBI to open its Trump-Russia probe into whether the 2016 election was disrupted.

The report came from a New York Times story on the role that Papadopoulos, 30, now indicted for lying about contacts he had with the Russian government and links to the Trump campaign before the Republican won the White House, played in the unlikely case.

The Times noted that Papadopoulos in May 2016 told Alexander Downer, the United Nations Special Envoy to Cyprus from 2008-14, that Russia had damaging information about Clinton led the FBI to open a counter-intelligence investigation of Moscow’s contacts with the Trump campaign.

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Source: thenationalherald.com

 

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