Former Trump campaign foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos has come to center stage in the Trump-Russian collusion narrative. Mr. Papadopoulos has admitted to his lying to the FBI. According to him, he claims he did it to protect the President.
It is unclear how a gopher like Papadopoulos could do much to either assist or to harm the President. He appears to have been many layers down in the campaign organization. It seems possible that he was assuming roles that were not his to play. Now that it has to come down to Save Your Butt time, no telling what he may confess to obtain a pass for himself.
As Written By Jack Crowe for the Daily Caller:
Former Trump campaign foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos admitted that he misled FBI agents about his contact with Russians in order to protect President Donald Trump, a source with direct knowledge told ABC News.
Papadopoulos, who pled guilty to lying to the FBI in late October, apparently wanted to avoid contradicting Trump’s numerous public vows that no one on his campaign had any contact with Russian officials. He met with a professor with “deep ties” to Russia before he joined the Trump campaign, he claimed in his initial interviews with federal agents. In later meetings he admitted the timeline he presented was misleading.
“In truth and in fact,” court filings read, “the professor only took interest in defendant Papadopoulos because of his status with the Campaign.”
Trump immediately sought to downplay Papadopoulos’ role in the campaign after reports of his guilty plea emerged.
“Few people knew the young, low level volunteer named George,” Trump told reporters.
The young campaign volunteer made several trips overseas in 2016 to meet with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese academic who promised Papadopoulos “dirt” on ……
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