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Australia Donald Trump asked Scott Morrison to help discredit Mueller probe

00:00  01 october  2019
00:00  01 october  2019 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

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WASHINGTON — 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

President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his claims that the release of top-secret documents related to the FBI's wiretapping of former campaign aide Carter Page " discredited " special counsel Robert Mueller 's Russia probe . "So we now find out that it was indeed the unverified and

Donald Trump. © AP Photo/Evan Vucci Donald Trump. US President Donald Trump urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a phone call to assist an investigation designed to discredit the Mueller investigation into Russian election interference, according to a report in The New York Times.

President Donald Trump walks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. © AP Photo/Patrick Semansky President Donald Trump walks with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Details of the phone call were restricted to only a select number of senior officials, mirroring the handing of Trump's controversial phone call with the President of Ukraine, The Times reported.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. © AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Australia's former high commissioner to the United Kingdom, Alexander Downer, helped trigger an initial FBI investigation into Trump's links with Russia.

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