More Trump Trouble: Former Foreign Policy Advisor Cuts Plea Deal

From the Daily Wire:

“On Monday, while the nation focused on the indictment of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, another, far more damaging plea deal was released by the office of the special counsel: former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos was released. The plea deal expired on October 5, which means that Papadopoulos is now cooperating with the special counsel.

The statement of offense, describing what Papadopoulos admitted to, suggests attempted collusion between Papadopoulos and fronts for the Russian government. According to that statement, Papadopoulos was told he would become a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign in early March 2016 by a “campaign supervisor.” He was also told that a better relationship with Russia would be a “principal foreign policy focus of the Campaign.” While in Italy, Papadopoulos “met an individual who was a professor based in London.” When the professor found out that Papadopoulos was working for the Trump campaign, the professor became very interested in Papadopoulos; the feeling was mutual, because the professor “claimed to have substantial connections with Russian government officials, which defendant Papadopoulos thought could increase his importance as a policy advisor to the Campaign.” In late March, Papadopoulos met with the professor in London, and the professor brought a female Russian national — allegedly a “relative of Russian President Vladimir Putin with connections to senior Russian government officials.”

Papadopoulos then funneled that information to the campaign, and told the campaign supervisor and “several members of the Campaign’s foreign policy team” that he had met with the professor and the Russian national, attempting to set up a meeting between them. Here’s the most damning fact:

On or about March 31, 2016, defendant PAPADOPOULOS attended a “national security meeting” in Washington, D.C. with then-candidate Trump and other foreign policy advisors for the Campaign. When defendant PAPADOPOULOS introduced himself to the group, he stated, in sum and substance, that he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and President Putin.

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