Graham to Conte, 'continue to cooperate'

Mon, 7 Oct 2019 01:08:14 +0200

WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 7 - Lindsey Graham, president of the Senate justice commission and one of Donald Trump's closest allies, wrote a letter to the Italian premier Giuseppe Conte, to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and to the Australian Scott Morrison asking them to continue "to to cooperate with the attorney general William Barr "in the inquiry into the origins of Russiagate. "One of the duties of the attorney general is to supervise the ongoing investigation" and his meetings in the three countries are "well within the boundaries of his normal activity," he noted. An initiative, explains Graham, which he took after the New York Times accused Barr of "using high-level diplomacy to advance the president's personal political interests" in a September 30 article. In the letter the senator recalls that "Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom usually exchange information from the police to provide assistance during the investigation".