The Australian Government has been drawn into US political drama this morning, as an impeachment inquiry into the US President deepens.
It’s been revealed Donald Trump has called on the Australian Prime Minister to help in the Mueller inquiry.
The Mueller inquiry is the investigation into allegations of possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.
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It reportedly all started when Australia’s Ambassador to the UK, Alexander Downer, met with a Trump campaign adviser, who notified him that Russians had information that could damage Hilary Clinton’s campaign (Trump’s rival).
Mr Downer then reported that information to the FBI, who began the investigation.
The New York Times has this morning revealed that President Trump is now pressuring Scott Morrison and the Australian Government to investigate the matter themselves.
The Morrison Government – through a spokesperson – has confirmed this morning that the phone call did take place.
“The Australian Government has always been ready to assist and cooperate with efforts that help shed further light on the matters under investigation.
“The Prime Minister confirmed this readiness once again in conversation with the President,” the brief statement reads.
It’s understood Alexander Downer has also confirmed he passed on the information to the FBI, but says he does not know anything about a phone call between Trump and Morrison.