Trump Sought Australia’s Help on Russia Probe Origins

Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Trump made the calls on Attorney General William Barr's behalf.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help Attorney General William Barr with an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that shadowed his administration for more than two years, the Justice Department said Monday. Justice spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Trump made the calls on Barr’s behalf. “At Attorney General Barr’s request, the President has contacted other countries to ask them to introduce the…

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