A Justice Department official said on Monday that President Donald Trump sought help from the Australian prime minister to investigate the origins of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
The call to Australian leader Scott Morrison came recently after Attorney General William Barr in May asked John Durham, the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut, to lead an inquiry into whether the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign was properly predicated. The DOJ official said Barr asked Trump to make the call to seek Australia’s help.
The report comes amid an ongoing impeachment inquiry regarding allegations that Trump pushed the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
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