Some Cream for Your CovfefeThis is rich:
Washington (CNN)George Papadopoulos told an Australian diplomat that Russia had “political dirt” on Hillary Clinton in May of last year, a conversation that might have played a role in the FBI’s decision to open an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a report published Saturday.
The New York Times reported that Papadopoulos, then a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, was drinking at an upscale London bar when he told Australia’s top diplomat in Britain, Alexander Downer, that Russia had political information on Clinton.
A few weeks before their meeting, Papadopoulos was told Moscow had thousands of emails relating to Clinton, CNN has reported.
Now, imagine that. Dude gets iced to the eyebrows in London and starts telling an Australian Diplomat (and let’s be honest here: diplomat is the nice way of saying “Spy”) all about conspiring with Russia, way before the election.
About two months after the meeting with Downer, after WikiLeaks posted hacked Democratic National Committee emails online, Australian officials passed Papadopoulos’ information along to their US counterparts, the Times reported, citing four current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians’ role.…and that’s when the investigation actually began.