Times of London: Trump personally called Boris Johnson in effort to discredit Mueller report

October 3, 2019

Say what? Just days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson took office last July, President Donald Trump telephoned his ‘mini-me” to ask for help in discrediting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, The Times of London reported on October 2.

Trump is said to have called Johnson on July 26—two days after the prime minister assumed residency at 10 Downing Street—and to have asked the British PM for help in gathering evidence to undermine the investigation into his campaign’s links to Russia.

The Daily Beast noted on Wednesday the call was placed just one day after Trump spoke to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in the phone call that sparked the impeachment proceedings against him.

Trump also contacted Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for help with an investigation into the origins of the Mueller inquiry. The Times  said.

U.S. Attorney General William Barr arrived in London days after Trump’s call with Johnson to attend a meeting of the so-called Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance. Barr allegedly informed British officials that he suspected the source of the information that led to the Mueller investigation was British intelligence agencies.

Research contact: @thetimes

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