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三级成人视频Allegations of election interference have dominated the narrative throughout Donald Trump’s presidency. As another election approaches, The Telegraph’s US Editor, Ben Riley-Smith looks back at what happened in 2016. He finds threads that repeatedly run through the UK, but were never fully explored - from crucial London meetings, to a Cambridge University don turned FBI informant, to the flat, just round the corner from Harrods, where a computer geek managed to upend the election by publishing private Democratic emails.  

But why does Britain keep coming up? How exactly does foreign interference happen? And what does this tell us about how Donald Trump’s campaigns work?

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Episode 1: The Bomb

The Russia investigation only began thanks to a pair of London meetings. One saw a Trump adviser meet a mysterious professor. The other involved an Aussie diplomat. Those present reveal what happened, including someone who has never been heard before.

Read more about Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious professor at the heart of the Trump-Russia scandal, heard in episode one for the very first time.

Episode 2: The Dossier 

Christopher Steele is the world's most famous spy. The ex-MI6 agent's memos alleging Trump-Kremlin links infuriated the president. But how did he compile the dossier and why? Was he a 'bad actor' or patriot? A friend, colleague, mentor and FBI official speak up. 

Read more三级成人视频 about how Christopher Steele feared Russian assassination after discovering the explosive claims.

Episode 3: The Tower

The email took just 3 minutes to send, dashed off from an iPhone. Yet it became the most controversial evidence in the Trump-Russia scandal. Why did Rob Goldstone, a Brit, offer Trump's son 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton? And was he working with Russia? He tells all.

Read more about how Rob Goldstone's used his experience as a publicist to write 'pure puffery'.

Episode 4: The Don

三级成人视频Stefan Halper was a respected Cambridge University academic. But in autumn 2016 he was also something else - an FBI informant. Three Trump campaign figures targeted by Halper agree to talk. A story of subterfuge, secret recordings and the hazy morality of spying. 

about how the Cambridge professor snooped on President Trump's advisers.

Episode 5: The Hack

Hacked Democratic Party emails upended Hillary Clinton's campaign. Yet it was from a posh London apartment near Harrods that their release was orchestrated. Come inside Julian Assange's embassy hideout to hear how he influenced the election from the UK. 

Read more about  what really happened during Nigel Farage's mystery meeting with Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy.

Episode 6: The Fallout

Did Britain spy on Trump? The president has suggested so. To find out, in this final episode of the series we track down the man who made the claim first, an FBI official on the Russia probe and a UK minister caught in the middle. The answer reveals something about the true nature of Trump World. 

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