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I stopped reading after, "According to Fox News."

 

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

BY Chris Enlowe

 

The New York Times reported Monday that President Donald Trump recently "pushed" Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help Attorney General William Barr gather information for an ongoing Justice Department investigation in hopes to "discredit" Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

 

The newspaper characterized Trump's alleged request as "using high-level diplomacy to advance his personal political interests" — the same allegation Democrats and the media have made about Trump's controversial July conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

But a letter surfaced later Monday discrediting the Times' reporting.

 

The letter — first reported by Australian reporter Kerrie Yaxley — shows Australia proactively reached out to Barr via Scot Hockey, Australia's ambassador to the U.S., in May to offer assistance in the Justice Department's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.

 

The letter states:

 

I refer to President Trump's announcement on 24 May that you will investigate the origins of the Federal Bureau of Investigations probe into Russian links to the 2016 US election.

I note that the President referred to Australia, the United Kingdom and the Ukraine as potential stakeholders. Moreover, I note that he has declassified intelligence material to support your investigation.

The Australian Government will use its best endeavors to support your efforts in this matter. While Australia's former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, The Hon. Alexander Downer, is no longer employed by the government, we stand ready to provide you with all the relevant information to support your inquiries.

The Acting White House Chief of Staff, The Honorable Michael Mulvaney, has been copied on this letter.

According to Fox News, Hockey wrote the letter after Trump told reporters he would direct Barr to seek assistance from other countries in the investigation, which is being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham.

 
A top Australian diplomat further corroborated Monday that it was Australia that initiated contact with Barr regarding the investigation.
 

"After the president said what he said — we initiated the contact. There was no pressure — we acted in order to help," the diplomat told Fox News.

 

Indeed, the Justice Department told Fox News that "countries have been helpful" in the DOJ's investigation.

 

"There was no pressing required," the DOJ official said.

 

 


You just did it again. Proved that Mob Boss Trump wanted a favor done for him and the 2020 election. You just gave  what another impeachment charge can be. You have to understand Mob Boss Trump request was not for the American people but for his own gain. This is a subject that was looked into by our Intel and Mob Boss Trump did not like what they found as it showed Russia interfered in our election to favor  him.

Here is the back story on what is going on.  Russia interfered in the 2016 election to favor Trump. In return Trump was going to lift Sanctions placed on Russia for invading Ukraine. Our intel confirmed this. Trump has tried a number of times to lift sanctions on Russia and has been stopped. Russia came up with a new plan. Trump should have a new investigation and have it tell all it was really Ukraine who interfered in the election in 2016, then lift the sanctions. Now Mob Boss Trump got his orders from super Mob Boss Putin so Mob Boss trump is trying to comply using his underling AG Bar, Sec. of State, and Rudy. What we are all watching is Mob Boss Trump doing what he was told by his boss Putin. Guess what. Our intel has confirmed most of this, but you will never hear it unless Mob boss Trump starts to wear orange.

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I don't get it. What did that letter refute?

 

 


My reading of the part of the letter quoted in Jim’s post supports the report rather than refutes it.

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@jimc91 wrote:

BY Chris Enlowe

 

The New York Times reported Monday that President Donald Trump recently "pushed" Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help Attorney General William Barr gather information for an ongoing Justice Department investigation in hopes to "discredit" Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

 

The newspaper characterized Trump's alleged request as "using high-level diplomacy to advance his personal political interests" — the same allegation Democrats and the media have made about Trump's controversial July conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

But a letter surfaced later Monday discrediting the Times' reporting.

 

The letter — first reported by Australian reporter Kerrie Yaxley — shows Australia proactively reached out to Barr via Scot Hockey, Australia's ambassador to the U.S., in May to offer assistance in the Justice Department's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.

 

The letter states:

 

I refer to President Trump's announcement on 24 May that you will investigate the origins of the Federal Bureau of Investigations probe into Russian links to the 2016 US election.

I note that the President referred to Australia, the United Kingdom and the Ukraine as potential stakeholders. Moreover, I note that he has declassified intelligence material to support your investigation.

The Australian Government will use its best endeavors to support your efforts in this matter. While Australia's former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, The Hon. Alexander Downer, is no longer employed by the government, we stand ready to provide you with all the relevant information to support your inquiries.

The Acting White House Chief of Staff, The Honorable Michael Mulvaney, has been copied on this letter.

According to Fox News, Hockey wrote the letter after Trump told reporters he would direct Barr to seek assistance from other countries in the investigation, which is being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham.

 
A top Australian diplomat further corroborated Monday that it was Australia that initiated contact with Barr regarding the investigation.
 

"After the president said what he said — we initiated the contact. There was no pressure — we acted in order to help," the diplomat told Fox News.

 

Indeed, the Justice Department told Fox News that "countries have been helpful" in the DOJ's investigation.

 

"There was no pressing required," the DOJ official said.

 

And what any of this has to do with the fact that in the Memo provided by Trump to Congress he requested the aid of a national foreigner to investigate Biden a politcal opponent 
According to the Constitution that is an illegal act. 


 

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OOOPS!!! Seems Trump also tried to pressure Australia now too. Big OOPS!!!

 

Trump put the pressure on Australia's leader as well.....

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I don't get it. What did that letter refute?

 

 

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Geez for most people " no collusion and no obstruction" would be enough, but nooooooo, Trump is still trying to dig up anything he can dirtwise on the Mueller investigation which most of us have moved on from, even though we saw an entirely different outcome mind you, but not some us eh? Barr's days must fly he is so busy being directed by the criminal in chief to do this and do that lol.

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BY Chris Enlowe

 

The New York Times reported Monday that President Donald Trump recently "pushed" Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to help Attorney General William Barr gather information for an ongoing Justice Department investigation in hopes to "discredit" Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

 

The newspaper characterized Trump's alleged request as "using high-level diplomacy to advance his personal political interests" — the same allegation Democrats and the media have made about Trump's controversial July conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

But a letter surfaced later Monday discrediting the Times' reporting.

 

The letter — first reported by Australian reporter Kerrie Yaxley — shows Australia proactively reached out to Barr via Scot Hockey, Australia's ambassador to the U.S., in May to offer assistance in the Justice Department's investigation into the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation.

 

The letter states:

 

I refer to President Trump's announcement on 24 May that you will investigate the origins of the Federal Bureau of Investigations probe into Russian links to the 2016 US election.

I note that the President referred to Australia, the United Kingdom and the Ukraine as potential stakeholders. Moreover, I note that he has declassified intelligence material to support your investigation.

The Australian Government will use its best endeavors to support your efforts in this matter. While Australia's former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, The Hon. Alexander Downer, is no longer employed by the government, we stand ready to provide you with all the relevant information to support your inquiries.

The Acting White House Chief of Staff, The Honorable Michael Mulvaney, has been copied on this letter.

According to Fox News, Hockey wrote the letter after Trump told reporters he would direct Barr to seek assistance from other countries in the investigation, which is being led by U.S. Attorney John Durham.

 
A top Australian diplomat further corroborated Monday that it was Australia that initiated contact with Barr regarding the investigation.
 

"After the president said what he said — we initiated the contact. There was no pressure — we acted in order to help," the diplomat told Fox News.

 

Indeed, the Justice Department told Fox News that "countries have been helpful" in the DOJ's investigation.

 

"There was no pressing required," the DOJ official said.

 

 

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