- A 2016 meeting was held in London between FBI agents and Australia's ambassador to the United Kingdom.
- The FBI named the probe into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia after a Rolling Stones lyric, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
The government of Australia in 2016 allowed one of its ambassadors to be interviewed by the FBI as part of the agency's investigation into alleged ties between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
The FBI initiated the sit-down after learning the ambassador had evidence that one of Trump's advisers knew in advance about Kremlin interference in the U.S. presidential election, the newspaper said.
The Times reported that the FBI code-named the probe "Crossfire Hurricane," after a Rolling Stones lyric.
The name, known by a small group of FBI officials, was a reference to the Rolling Stones lyric "I was born in a crossfire hurricane" from the song "Jumpin' Jack Flash."