Clinton Ties Revealed

PUBLISHED: 12:00 AM 7 Mar 2018

Australian Politician Who Started Russia Investigation Has Clinton Ties

He helped secure $25 million in aid for the Clinton Foundation.

As reported by different media outlets over the last few months, this man represents the beginning of the Russian investigation, considering that his tip prompted the controversial probe.

According to a bombshell report published yesterday by The Hill, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) allegedly failed to inform Congressional investigators on links between the Clinton Foundation and the former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer. Also, it was revealed that millions of taxpayer dollars were involved in their (un)surprising relationship.

As reported by different media outlets over the last few months, this man represents the beginning of the Russian investigation, considering that his tip prompted the controversial probe.

Apparently, the diplomat once secured $25 million in aid Australia to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS.

This information was chronicled in decade-old government memos that were archived on the website of the Australian foreign ministry.

The documents revealed that Downer –who is now Australia’s ambassador in London- and former president Bill Clinton jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding back in February 2006.

This memorandum spread out the grant money over four years for a project to provide drug treatment and screening to AIDS patients in different countries in Asia.

As revealed on different reports, Downer provided the account of a conversation with former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos at a London bar two years ago that eventually become the official reason why the FBI decided to open the Russia counterintelligence investigation.

The Hill pointed out that some lawmakers are now saying that the Bureau didn’t tell Congress about the diplomat’s prior connection to the Clinton Foundation.

Naturally, members of the Republican Party say they are extremely concerned that this new information could mean that almost all of the early evidence that the Bureau used to justify its probe of President Donald Trump came from pro-Clinton sources. Of course, the infamous anti-Trump dossier created by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele is included.

Regarding the so-called tip from the Australian diplomat, different reports agree that this was a very strange moment considering the easiness in which Papadopoulos allegedly provided the controversial information.

According to the New York Times, the Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom was having a heavy night of drinking with the former Trump campaign adviser at the Kensington Wine Rooms in May 2016.

Apparently, it was in one particular moment when Papadopoulos suddenly mentioned that the Kremlin was shopping dirt on then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

The report pointed out that the former Trump campaign adviser revealed the information nearly a month before Moscow had thousands of emails that would represent a major hit to her presidential campaign.

After all, these emails would reveal the most horrible details regarding her position as Secretary of State during the Obama Administration, and even some damaging moments during the primaries.

Apparently, Papadopoulos learned the information from a Maltese professor named Joseph Mifsud, who had some high-level Russian contacts. So far, it remains unclear if some of these contacts worked directly with the Russian regime.

Once he met with the Australian diplomat, he then opened up about the Clinton dossier, as reported by the New York Times.

This newspaper also claimed that Australian intelligence officials passed on Downer’s information to their American counterparts when the leaked Democratic Party emails that were stolen from John Podesta emerged a couple of months later.

Apparently, that particular detail sparked the FBI investigation about the Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election, which eventually developed into the inquiry led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller, who is the one conducting the probe as the special counsel.

According to different reports, the Bureau is now investigating millions of “mishandled” taxpayer dollars that were funneled to the Clinton Foundation from Australian taxpayers.

Apparently, the Bureau has asked Investigative Journalist Michael Smith to provide information he has obtained detailing multiple allegations of the dubious non-profit organization receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds.

As reported by LifeZette, the Clinton Foundation received $88 million from Australian taxpayers between the years 2006 and 2014.

What seems quite revealing about this case is the fact that Smith named several key persons in his complaints of malfeasance.

In addition to Hillary and Bill Clinton, Downer was also included. Moreover, it was reported that several officials from the Australian government were part of this case.

While it remains unclear where this would end, the truth is that the elements that prompted the Russian investigation seem to have more ties with the Clintons than anyone imagined.