Politics: Inside the ritzy London wine bar where George Papadopoulos reportedly got drunk and unknowingly kicked off the Russia investigation
The FBI investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia started at a swanky London wine bar.
A New York Times investigation revealed that the FBI probe into whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election started at a London wine bar in May 2016.
George Papadopoulos, a foreign-policy adviser on the Trump's campaign, told an Australian diplomat that Russia had "dirt" on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during a night of "heavy drinking" in May 2016, according to the Times.
That diplomat later passed along that information to Australian intelligence officials, who told their American counterparts. By July 2016, the FBI officially launched its investigation.
See inside The Kensington Wine Rooms where Papadopoulos' fateful night reportedly took place:
Kensington Wine Rooms is located just south of the trendy Notting Hill neighborhood in London. The building used to be a pub.
It opened in April 2009 and celebrates "all that’s enjoyable around wine: good food, good friends, good conversation."
The main courses on the dinner menu feature three steak options, with the filet going for £27. The "rump of lamb" for £18 looks particularly tasty. It comes with gratin dauphinoise (a type of French potatoes au gratin), spinach, and mint jus.