*Stoush is Australian slang for fight or brawl.
This investigation will probably go nowhere, especially as the impeachment inquiry heats up. But it will be galling if Trump hints on the campaign trail that Australians were conspiring against him.
Trump is shockingly vulnerable to flattery, and Morrison is eager to offer it up. But Australians should bear in mind that this new closeness to the Trump administration comes at a cost, and that the state dinner may end up having a much higher price tag for Australia than for the US.