An Australian diplomat – and a drunken campaign hand – may have more to do with the costly, time-wasting, self-destructive Russia investigation than any hard facts or reality.
That’s according to the New York Times, which published on Saturday that an alarmed diplomat from Australia called authorities after hearing a drunken George Papadopoulos say that Russia had some dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Those phone calls turned into suspicions, which turned into an FBI investigation.
Can we even grasp what this means?
More from Daily Caller:
According to the newspaper, Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos told Australian diplomat Alexander Downer in May 2016 that the Russian government had dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Papadopoulos was with Downer, Australia’s top diplomat to the U.K., in an upscale London bar.
A month prior to that encounter, Papadopoulos claims he was told by a London-based associate named Joseph Mifsud that Russian government officials had obtained Clinton emails. It is unclear whether Papadopoulos, a 30-year-old energy consultant, told anyone in the Trump campaign about alleged Clinton dirt.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his encounters with Mifsud and at least two Russian nationals. As part of his plea deal, Papadopoulos agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
The FBI caught wind of Papadopoulos’ claims more than two months after the London meeting with Downer. The Australian government decided to share the information with U.S. investigators after emails stolen from Democrats began to be released by WikiLeaks.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is in full force all around the world. That’s the only explanation for how a foreign agent could have influenced Washington D.C. this much.
If we only had a nickel for every time someone’s campaign aide gossiped about opposition research at a bar!
Except when it’s Trump, it’s an international conspiracy.