On Monday, a letter from Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey to Attorney General William Barr surfaced showing the Australian government intended to help the Trump administration get to the bottom of the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The letter was originally sent in May.
“The Australian Government will use its best endeavors to support your efforts in this matte. While Australia’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, the Hon Alexander Downer, is no longer employed by the government, we stand ready to provide you with all the relevant information to support your inquiries,” the letter reads.
President Donald Trump called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison last week to ask for his help into the investigation. The call took place before Morrison traveled to the United States later in the week, The Guardian reported.
“The Australian government has always been ready to assist and cooperate with efforts that help shed further light on the matters under investigation,” the Australian government said in a statement, which confirmed the call. “The PM confirmed this readiness once again in conversation with the president.”
BREAKING: Australian Ambassador Joe Hockey sent AG Bill Barr the following letter in May:
“The Australian Government will use its best endeavors to support your efforts in this matter … we stand ready to provide you with all the relevant information to support your inquiries” pic.twitter.com/73EUc2R1uB
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 30, 2019
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