NYT: FBI investigation in Russia started with to get over with alcohol an Advisor to the trump
WASHINGTON, December 30. /TASS/. The investigation attributed to the intervention of Russia in the U.S. presidential election in 2016 was originally initiated by the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) due to the fact that a former Advisor to Donald trump in his campaign headquarters George Papadopoulos during a conversation with an Australian diplomat in a state of alcoholic intoxication told about the alleged from the Russian authorities the information that can denigrate Hillary Clinton.
With such a statement issued on Saturday, the newspaper The New York Times, citing informed sources.
According to them, it is held in may 2016 the meeting between Papadopoulos with some Australian diplomat of high rank in one of the bars in London, during which, pretty using alcohol, a former member of the team trump told his interlocutor that Russia has information that can help to discredit the campaign, Clinton.
What exactly was said the Australian diplomat was not reported, however, according to the publication, three weeks before this conversation Papadopoulos reported that in Moscow had thousands of e-mails, Clinton, specifically produced for use against her. Two months later, when the organization WikiLeaks began distributing associated with Clinton’s message, representatives of the Australian authorities told his American colleagues about the information stated by the then adviser to trump.
According to the New York Times, this episode shed light on what provoked the FBI to begin in July 2016, the investigation of attributed to RF interference in the American presidential race and trump’s collusion with Moscow before the vote.
This trial for almost a year overshadowed the presidency of Republican and provokes a lot of rumors and provocative publications in the media. About six months ago, the investigation around the Russian Federation gave the team special Prosecutor Robert Mueller. In addition, several committees of both houses of the U.S. Congress carried out a similar trial, but no conclusions to date, has not been done.
The accusations against Papadopoulos
Papadopoulos was one of the first former members of the campaign trump that Mueller was charged. In late October, he was charged with making a false statement to the FBI, what’s a former adviser to trump confessed. These readings were concerned, in particular, contacts with the citizen of Russia and a certain Professor from London who had supposedly outputs on the Russian leadership.
Published by a team of Muller at the end of October the court documents it was noted that the Papadopoulos March 31, 2016 participated in the meeting of the team on national security trump, which claimed that he has connections that can help “to organize a meeting between trump and President Putin”.
During the initial interrogations by the FBI Papadopoulos all denied it. But the Bureau has been able to prove that he “led the e-mails and many times spoke via Skype with the Russian woman about the possibility of [the] trip to Russia to discuss foreign policy issues”, according to the documents.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov has called the reports “ridiculous and unfounded”.