FBI's Donald Trump Investigation Named After Rolling Stones Lyric

Australia's former high commissioner to the United Kingdom Alexander Downer was grilled by FBI agents in London about collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign

Australia's former high commissioner to the United Kingdom Alexander Downer was grilled by FBI agents in London about collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign

The Times previously reported that a young foreign policy aide on the Trump campaign, George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosWe must get to the bottom of Russian efforts to interfere with the 2016 election Intelligence report defends Trump, draws attacks from Dems Schiff on Intel report: GOP "chose not to seriously investigate" collusion MORE, revealed he knew of hacked Democratic Party emails to Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer over late night drinks in London.

That person met "several times" with campaign national security advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, according to the report, which offered no additional information on the informant's identity or connection with US authorities.

Trump has often spoken against the investigation, calling it a "witch hunt" and even suggesting there will be legal action taken against Mueller and his team. The story mentioned "Crossfire Hurricane", which Twitter immediately seized on as amusing. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents went to Europe to meet with Steele in October.

"Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation in the summer of 2016, the FBI dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark", the New York Times reported on Wednesday. In their book "Russian Roulette", authors Michael Isikoff and David Corn report that editors at the New York Times "cast the absence of a conclusion as the article's central theme rather than the fact of the investigation itself", contrary to the wishes of the reporters.

FBI probe into Trump and Russia was codenamed 'Crossfire Hurricane'

At the beginning of the investigation, the FBI kept it unusually close to the vest, fearing leaks. Only about five Justice Department officials were aware of the case, according to officials cited in the story, in contrast to the dozen who would normally be briefed on such a national security matter.

Meanwhile, the FBI was in a more serious, deeper investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump and his associates. In its first year, the Mueller investigation has brought 75 criminal charges against 22 people and companies, along with 5 guilty pleas, CNN reports.

He is co-operating with Mr Mueller's investigation.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told the Times he saw no evidence of political motivation in the opening of the investigation and no evidence that the FBI wanted to undermine Trump.

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