FBI held secret interview with Australian ambassador in 2016 as phase of Trump investigation


The government of Australia in 2016 allowed one among its ambassadors to be interviewed by the FBI as phase of the company’s investigation into alleged ties between Russia and the Trump presidential marketing and marketing campaign, the Fresh York Times reported on Wednesday.

London between FBI brokers and Australia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alexander Downer.

The FBI initiated the sit down-down after finding out the ambassador had evidence that one among Trump’s advisers knew in advance about Kremlin interference within the U.S. presidential election, the newspaper said.

The Times reported that the FBI code-named the probe “Crossfire Storm,” after a Rolling Stones lyric.

The name, known by a tiny neighborhood of FBI officials, used to be a reference to the Rolling Stones lyric “I used to be born in a crossfire storm” from the song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”

U.S. Justice Department Particular Counsel Robert Mueller is now probing alleged Russian interference with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Learn about Crossfire Storm in The Fresh York Times.