FBI agent ducks Downer meet­ing query

Shepparton News - - WORLD NEWS -

LOS AN­GE­LES: FBI agent Peter Str­zok’s tes­ti­mony be­fore United States Congress spi­ralled into chaos, with Repub­li­cans grilling him about the boozy May 2016 meet­ing in Lon­don be­tween Aus­tralia’s for­mer United King­dom High Com­mis­sioner Alexan­der Downer and for­mer Don­ald Trump ad­viser Ge­orge Pa­padopou­los.

Agent Str­zok led the FBI’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Rus­sian in­ter­fer­ence in the 2016 US elec­tions be­fore hav­ing to step down in con­tro­versy when his anti-Trump text mes­sages were re­vealed.

Agent Str­zok sidestepped the Pa­padopou­los-Downer and other po­ten­tially in­cen­di­ary ques­tions by fol­low­ing the ad­vice of his FBI and per­sonal lawyers.

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