Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump’s quest to discredit Russia collusion probe saw him rope in an Italian spy chief

  • US Attorney General Bill Barr first travelled to Rome in August to gather information the White House hopes will undermine the probe, media said
Topic |   Trump-Russia collusion investigations

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, shake hands with US President Donald Trump at the White House. Photo: AFP

Australian PM denies being pressured by Trump over Russian interference probe

  • Scott Morrison said Australia had already committed to helping the US Justice Department and he could not recall ‘favour’ being used during the call
  • It was reported earlier that Trump had asked Morrison to help probe the origins of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in 2016
Topic |   Australia

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, left, shake hands with US President Donald Trump at the White House. Photo: AFP
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