Australia ‘ready to confirm’ key meeting that led to Mueller probe


A senior Australian official says his country is “now ready to confirm” a chain of events between the high commissioner to the UK and a Trump campaign adviser that led to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to a report.

Alexander Downer, Australia’s former high commissioner to the UK who famously met George Papadopoulos at a London bar, claimed last year that the Trump aide had told him Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.

A senior Australian foreign official now says his department is ready to confirm the meeting and release redacted documents, because special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe has ended and his redacted report is about to be released, according to BuzzFeed News, which filed a Freedom of Information request.

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