By now, nearly every American and even many people around the world know that Mr. Trump and the Trump campaign are being investigated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI for collusion with Russian officials before and during the 2016 election.
However, after the FBI first launched the investigation into Russian collusion, prior to it being turned over to Mueller, the agency dispatched a secret mission to London in the summer of 2016 of which most officials with the exception of a few knew nothing about.
The agents were going to meet the Australian ambassador who had evidence that one of Mr. Trump’s advisers knew in advance about Russian meddling in the U.S. election. According to The New York Times:
‘After tense deliberations between Washington and Canberra, top Australian officials broke with diplomatic protocol and allowed the ambassador, Alexander Downer, to sit for an F.B.I. interview to describe his meeting with the campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.’
The report created by the agents regarding the interview was sent to Washington two days after the Russia investigation was opened. This was the foundation for what became Robert Mueller’s investigation. At the time, it had a code name and was known as “Crossfire Hurricane.”
The Times reported:
‘The name, a reference to the Rolling Stones lyric “I was born in a crossfire hurricane,” was an apt prediction of a political storm that continues to tear shingles off the bureau. Days after they closed their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, agents began scrutinizing the campaign of her Republican rival. The two cases have become inextricably linked in one of the most consequential periods in the history of the F.B.I.’
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