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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull risks a fresh rift with Donald Trump after leaked footage showed him parodying the president and alluding to a U.S. probe into election campaign links with Russia. In a closed-door speech Wednesday night to journalists and lawmakers at Australia’s equivalent of the White House correspondents dinner, Turnbull imitated Trump speaking about online opinion polls: “They are so easy to win. I have this Russian guy...believe me, it’s true, it’s true.” While journalists were told the speech was not for reporting, a local television network broadcast audio portions on Thursday of Turnbull’s comments to the backdrop of audience laughter. Trump has faced scrutiny over allegations his campaign colluded with Russia to influence the last U.S. election. A special counsel plans to interview top U.S. intelligence officials about whether Trump sought their help to get the FBI to back off a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according ...

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