George Papadopoulos, Former Trump Campaign Aide, Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI During Russia Investigation

@GeorgePapa19 via Twitter
@GeorgePapa19 via Twitter

Another one bites the dust. More specifically, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous is actually just taking the L, apparently, and has pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents during their investigation into possible Russian interference in the U.S. 2016 presidential elections.

The Associated Press tweeted out the news, citing court papers.


New York magazine and HuffPost contributor Yashar Ali also tweeted out the news, showing an excerpt from what appears to be those very court documents, which claim that Papadopoulos “made material false statements and material omissions during an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation ... that took place on January 27, 2017” (aka a mere week after the inauguration):

News of Papadopoulos’ guilty plea comes hours after Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort’s associate Rick Gates both turned themselves in to federal authorities after they were told to surrender in connection with the investigation.


Read more at AP News.

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Ooooooo, I’m going to mess around and lose my job trying to keep up with the updates. This is WAY better than I expected. Don’t these clowns know that lying to federal officials is, shall I say, “frowned upon”? Ooooooo, I so want someone from the inner circle (He goin to Jared!) to surrender as well. The only downside to this is dude has the power to pardon so all of this could be for nothing.