Papadopoulos Lied On Resume To Get Policy Gig

Newsweek reports:

George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his attempts to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians, claimed on his resume to have worked as a research assistant at the Hudson Institute for almost five years. His LinkedIn profile said he worked with three senior fellows from March 2011 through September 2015 and led energy security projects for Eastern Mediterranean countries until accepting a role on Ben Carson’s presidential campaign.

But the conservative think tank said in a statement that Papadopoulos was just an unpaid intern in 2011 and only worked as a freelance contractor for one Hudson senior fellow in 2013 and 2014. A former manager for Papadopoulos did not respond to comment on the timeline inconsistencies, but the Institute said he exaggerated his time there.

“Mr. Papadopoulos was never a salaried employee of Hudson Institute,” the statement said. “We have had no relationship with him since 2014, and it would be inappropriate for us to comment on legal proceedings of which we have no knowledge and to which we are not a party.”

The Hill reports:

Ben Carson’s campaign manager, Barry Bennett, was desperate to add to his list of foreign policy advisers in November 2015. But Bennett was only looking for a short-term rental — a gun for hire whose name could go on a list of advisers to make it look like they were taking one of Carson’s shortcomings seriously.

Bennett says he did not introduce Papadopoulos to the Trump campaign. He suspects that Sam Clovis, a policy adviser to the Trump campaign, was in a similar position of needing to show that Trump had a list of foreign policy advisers and that Papadopoulos likely played the role of adviser in name only.

“My guess is that Trump pulled out a list that Sam Clovis had typed up and read off the names and that’s how his name popped up,” said Bennett, who advised Trump’s transition team. Several media outlets have pegged Clovis as the campaign supervisor that Papadopoulos emailed with about his Russian contacts. Clovis allegedly told Papadopoulos he was doing “great work” and encouraged him to set up a meeting with the Russians.

  • Treant

    “I never knew him,” says everybody from his girl to the guy he’s fucking on the side to everybody who never employed him and has no idea who he is.

    • Max_1
      • clay

        It’s about the pronouns!

        • Gerry Fisher

          mmm-hmmm!

    • james1200
      • Treant

        That’s the first time that I’ve gotten slightly turned on when Dumpy speaks. Mostly because when it goes that far, it’s a matter of seconds from being over.

        • james1200

          He would throw Jr. under the bus, too. And honestly, I’m perfectly happy if Donald Jr. and Kushner go to jail, even if Trump himself gets away with it. I want to see those two locked up so, so bad! It’s not even rational, my hatred for them.

          • Treant

            They’d be pardoned by either Trump before leaving or Pence. But that would give us a Ford-like situation where the Presidency is deeply damaged for the rest of the term.

          • james1200

            Or riots in the streets. Finally.

  • Publius

    I wonder what he’ll do with his life after this whole episode is over. Lied to the government, lied to his boss, snitched on his boss, zero public trust. I think McDonald’s would be too high brow for this one.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Fox news will hire him

      • Publius

        Maybe a spot on The Five. But IDK if he has the legs for it.

        • Treant

          Whipping boy on The View. When the ladies get too overworked, they go beat on Papadopoulis for a while until they feel better.

          • zherazhera

            Beat on him or sit on him? That’s the question!

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Perhaps he could marry a Duggar?

  • Max_1

    Trump never vetted his pics…
    Manafort had THREE passports and applied for ten more.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    Alex, I’ll take extreme vetting for $100 please.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
  • bkmn

    You don’t get the best people when you enter a race not expecting to win.

  • Pablo Sánchez

    Extreme vetting in action.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well interns do work.

  • Todd20036

    In short, Trump cared only about loyalty. That’s it.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Yes, and see how well that worked out for him. 😉

  • UnkleSpunky

    Looks like a class photo from the Liar’s Club

  • Nic Peterson

    So much winning!

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Papadopoulus: The new shade of Grecian InforMueller.

  • Bambino

    Somewhere Scaramucci is breathing a sigh of relief the public has move on to another disgrace aide of the fucking moron with a fun name in Papadopolous.

  • Hmm this sounds an awful lot like “we were glad for the mostly free labor, until we found that he was arrested.”

  • Dayglo

    Greedy white men sittin’ around a table schemin’ about all the ways they can fuck Americans over. So proud.

    • CanuckDon

      Conservative stink-tanks.

    • edrex

      ironic, given that many of trump’s supporters would hesitate to call a dark skinned greek “white.”

      • Dayglo

        So true, he’d be denied entrance to their country clubs.

        • William

          He could go in through the staff entrance. They do love having non-White types serving them.

      • Uncle Mark

        Many “fine, young” Nazis readily accepted Milo Yiannopoulos.

        • edrex

          but he bleaches his anus. 3/5’s rule.

  • TJay229

    Ya-da Ya-da Ya-da… He’s sung like Carol King and plead guilty…. Don’t run from him now. 😂🤣😂🤣😂

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      But you ya-da, ya-da, ya-da’d thru the best part.

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN

    Yes.. 3 passports…. how does that work…

    https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/925545001601388546

    • BearEyes

      how many foreign passports does he have as well?

    • The_Wretched

      yes but it probably should have capped at 2. You can get this legit by saying you’re traveling to israel and arab countries. Or if you have to mail your passport to a country to get a visa (required some places) and do international travel in the inbetween time. However, it’s extraordinarily rare.

      • Rambie

        That doesn’t explain the different names though

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “If you have three passports… you might just be a terrorist!”

      • The_Wretched

        or an international criminal bag man or work for intel.

      • AmeriCanadian

        You should go on tour. I’m sure you can give Foxworthy a run for his money!

    • Bambino

      If you are in CIA yes.

    • bkmn

      As someone put it on twitter this morning – you only have multiple passports if you are a spy or a criminal.

      • William

        I can think of valid and legal reasons that Micheal Cohen could have four passports.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Of course! You can have one for each of your false identities that were supplied by Russian spies. Per James Bond.

  • Will Parkinson

    Swampity swamp swamp.

  • Harveyrabbit

    I’m just now finding out that a convicted, tRump supporting, pro-Russian, sycophantic felon lied on his resume??!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2853a3a33af6a6c63ba1d5068a287108686f9cd5e3bda160f404b7bb03fc0d9c.jpg

  • The_Wretched

    Who paid the for the Papadoupoulis travel to Russia and Israel?

    • Gerry Fisher

      Hmmmmm! Good point. The “inexperienced kid” coudn’t have funded that himself. His work was known and funded.

  • Halou

    “Papadopoulos likely played the role of adviser in name only”

    “Trump pulled out a list that Sam Clovis had typed up and read off the names”

    It looks to me like the Trump mob are trying to make out that young Mr. Pappy was a nobody who did nothing, that he acted alone and without authorisation from anybody. Even Sean Hannity is mouthing off about how he never knew who Pappy was (because apparently he knew literally everybody who was involved with the Trump campaign), while at the same time trying to make excuses for the guy. Oh, he’s young and didn’t know what he was doing.

    Excuse he, the guy was, what? 28 at the time, and he knew what he signed up for.

    • Treant

      28’s too young for a treason conviction, after all! He barely knew what he was doing!

      14 and dealing drugs? FRY HIM!

      • Joe in PA

        Exactly…did you see Hannity trying to dismiss him…what, he’s like 29?

        Twitter did not take kindly to that.

    • zherazhera

      Sounds to me like they’re ready to throw Clovis under the bus.

      • bkmn

        But they haven’t pulled his name for the Chief Scientist position at Agriculture yet.

      • William

        Still using your phone? Did you check the driver for your video card? If you have an Nvidia video card, they sometimes put out updated drivers that do strange things.

        • Bad Tom

          Yeah, they aren’t always careful about that.

      • clay

        Would Clovis fit under the bus?

  • tbj5

    I know how I sound, but this seems suspicious.

    There’s reports his LinkedIn used to say he met with leaders of UAE, Cyprus, and Greece. That doesn’t mesh with this story, and it seems like a huge risk to lie about that.

    • Halou

      Get ready to see pardons being thrown out like confetti covfefe. That’s why half of them are continuing with what they are doing despite knowing it is illegal and knowing their asses are on the line because of it.

      • Treant

        That would be a bad idea, I’m thinking. They can’t plead the Fifth, they’ve admitted guilt by accepting the pardon, and if pardoned from the contempt charge, they can simply be re-called to testify again.

        • William

          Would their testimony be truthful?

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            A common question where republicans are concerned.

          • Treant

            Probably not, but in that case, it’s doubtful that it’ll be consistent with others, either.

            Also, just a few pardons like that radiates, “Obstruction of Justice” at a very loud and raucous level. At that point, I’m not sure that Congress could get out of doing their duty and impeaching Dumpy.

  • Vidrax

    OT: The second “The Three Bears” ad is now live:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctM_Cd_kqck

    • Treant

      When do they release the three-way sex tape?

    • Rex

      I’ve got your griddled banana right here.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Tell us again about the gym and those nuts full of protein.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Why isn’t this a sitcom?

    • Gerry Fisher

      A-DORE-able…wuf!

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Wait, a republican operative lied?!? Someone get my fainting couch, I want to be seated while I laugh my ass off.

    In other news, because I’m a shameless self-promoter….I am a proud Great Guncle for the second time!!!! My beautiful niece (Dominique) and her ridiculously hot hubby (Jordan) just had their second child, one Easton Allen, brother to Emmerson, born just over a year ago. Look upon this fabulously beautiful family and know that they are positively pro-gay and atheist. They make their Guncles proud.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8dc3e3c64a1f1743f71642fd2816540609bef4d2ca67e623666bac8b01fd1830.jpg

    • skyweaver

      This is why I love JMG, spontaneous diversions into actual GOOD STUFF like beautiful babies and our pets. Mazel tov to you and yours, and welcome to Easton!

    • Bj Lincoln

      Awwwww. They are so cute.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        They sure are. We popped in to see them last week. They live about an hour away, so it’s no bother to drop in. Esteban adores the boys, it’s the Latina mother in him.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Congratulations!!!!

      I love being an Aunt. I get to spoil my niece.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Oh yeah, we can’t wait. Obviously they’re too young, but once they’re a little older, it’s Wonder Twin Guncle Powers, ACTIVATE!!!

        • Rebecca Gardner

          My sister told me, just before last Christmas, that she overheard my niece tell her friend, “My Aunt Becca is like Santa Claus. She gets me all the best stuff.”

          Niece Spoiling Powers ACTIVATE! 🙂

    • clay

      Easton Allen? Is he destined to become a gay furniture designer?

      Yeah, I also a told a friend, last name “Morris”, that he better not name his son “Phillip” if he expected me to behave myself.

    • Ninja0980

      Congrats!

    • Robincho

      Alors… Quel plaisir le plus grand de voir! … All is perhaps not lost…

    • Mark McGovern

      Awwwwwwwww

    • Dazzer

      I know we’re supposed to lie politely about such things, but those really are cute-looking kids.

      Many congratulations to your niece and her hot husband – and have a lot of fun with your new family, Jean-Marc 🙂

    • Paul

      Congrats. 😊

      Are they accepting surrogate Guncle requests? I’ve 2 nephews and 3 nieces I’ve not seen in years due to the possible chance I might infect them with the big scary Gay. 🙄

  • Natty Enquirer

    I do enjoy bureauspeak.
    “We cannot comment because we are not a party to the litigation.”
    “We cannot comment because we are a party to the litigation.”

  • Rex

    Isn’t lying a requirement for the Trump Administration?

  • JWC

    It reminds me of a large circle of crooks each pointing to the guy to his left that is the Arch crook

  • AmeriCanadian

    I’m waiting for the day in the not so distant future where telling the truth becomes newsworthy since virtually every political figure lies and lies and lies. It should just be assumed now.

  • zherazhera

    The best people! And don’t you dare question Donnie’s knowledge and intelligence!

    • Bambino
      • clay

        Coffee-Boy! Covfefe Boy!

        • billbear1961

          You beat me to it!

    • William

      Good thing he puts people through extreme vetting before hiring.

      • Natty Enquirer

        “Will you be loyal to me?”
        “Are you wearing a chastity belt?”

        • William

          “Did anyone see you colluding with Russia?”

    • billbear1961

      Zhera??

      What happened to your user name and avatar?!

      • William

        I think it’s a case of Windows 10 update blues.

  • Rex

    The volunteer coffee boy needed a resume?

  • William

    I want to be in charge of interplanetary science at NASA. I am sooo totally qualified.

    • clay

      But, does your name sound NASA-y, so that when Turmp reads through the list, it will pop out?

      • William

        Friends used to call me a real space cadet.

        • billbear1961

          lol

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “I’m between planets.”

  • 2guysnamedjoe

    “George who? I don’t know anyone named George,” said George Papadopoulos, Senior. The elder Mrs. Papadopoulos nodded in agreement.

  • bkmn
  • The_Wretched

    I wonder if any investigative news org has gone through the entire trump team from the campaign and “extreme vetted” it.

    • Lizard

      I feel comfortable saying we can standby for journalists poking into it after this little revelation.

    • Rambie

      Something else for Mueller’s team to look into as well

    • Snarkaholic

      Would you even have had to vet Papsmear? Even without his sunglasses, he ALWAYS looks shady AF!

  • ColdCountry

    I’m sure he’s not the first person to ever exaggerate a resume, however….

    • Taylor Bixler

      His former boss seems to rely on professional exaggeration quite a bit

  • boobert

    Maybe clovis is a closet case and Georgie was his boy toy? lol

  • Gigi

    #ExtremeVetting
    #OnlyTheBestPeople

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
  • Bambino
    • Lumpy Gaga

      Montana says he hasn’t seen Spacey in person since, but he has discussed
      the groping with therapists: “I had PTSD for six months after. It was
      an emasculating thing for someone to do to me. Whenever I went to the
      bar I would see if he was there or have my back against the wall.” He
      says he was inspired to step forward after hearing Rapp’s story.

      Bitch, please.

    • The_Wretched

      If there’s 3 there’s 15 or 30. Same with Trump…but those are bought out and otherwise hushed up.

      • Bambino

        I’m still curious who did that to Terry Crew.

  • safari

    O/T: This is a pretty good and brief piece about the state of the WH
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/925777497538654209

    • clay

      The ‘kids’ faces– panic, fear, anger, and holding their sphincters tight enough to keep the shit from running down their legs.

      • mpatreyu

        Now there’s a visual 🙁

    • billbear1961

      Oh, the Defiler can sink lower than 33%, and I hope he will–SOON!

      • clay

        According to Pew, to go lower than 31% he’d have to start shedding the White Nationalists, or the Populists, or the GOP before USA factions of the party. Which do you think it will be? Will his loyalty to “his” Jews drive away the Nazis? Will his (flailing) Tax Guts / Budget loose the Populists? Will the GOP decide to cur their losses?

        • billbear1961

          “They” were saying some of the populists were starting to lose faith in him.

    • billbear1961
      • safari

        *hugs* Mr. Bear.

        • billbear1961

          XO

          🙂

    • Rambie

      “You Can’t Go Any Lower” is nothing but a challenge to Trump. Of course he can go lower

      • Amanda B. Rekendwith

        The Limbo is his signature dance.

  • leo77

    Wow, to think that the Carson campaign hired someone dishonest and unqualified. Didn’t see that coming…

    • Lumpy Gaga

      How would they know?

    • William

      Come on now, Papadopoulos has a pulse. Most of the people Ben Carson sees are no longer with us.

  • Ninja0980

    He only hires the best people.

  • Gerry Fisher

    “Heck of a job, Papadopoulos!”

  • Tom Furgas

    I’m hoping this serious lie will start to wake up the Joe Sixpack peasants who heretofore have been so easy to con into voting against their own self interests. Once this cascade of indictments and revealed lying really gets underway the peasants might finally realize how they’ve been duped. Could help make the midterms next year a real bloodbath. Let’s hope.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Hope and fear. The Right Wing media is providing a great ocean of distraction for anyone who wants to be distracted from the facts: a stupid white bigot committed treason in an attempt to discredit a qualified woman. They don’t want to know that. They think all problems are caused by women and minorities.

    • Tor

      I can already hear my RW cousin saying something like, “It’s normal for big business and politics. It’s just the way it’s done. Everybody does it. I’m fine.”

  • 45’s administration/advisors were utterly incapable of properly vetting this tool. In other late-breaking news, water is wet, the sky is blue, and kittens are cute.

    • djcoastermark

      Quit lying, water is full of ameoba, the sky is black, and kittens are killers.

  • clay

    “My guess is that Trump pulled out a list that Sam Clovis had typed up and read off the names and that’s how his name popped up,” said Bennett, who advised Trump’s transition team.

    “Papadapolous– sounds foreign.” — D.J. Turmp

  • MassageBear
  • Tawreos

    Lying on your resume to get a job in a GOP campaign. Someone knows how to tailor the resume to the job they want, good job.

  • Jeffrey

    These fucking buffoons…

  • Megrim Twist

    LOL. That is all.

  • Megrim Twist

    I’m your biggest fan
    I’ll follow you until you love me
    papa
    papa dop a lous

  • -M-

    Can’t do minimal vetting advisers or staff for their own campaign or White House administration but feels qualified to say our immigration system, which he knows nothing about, isn’t looking closely enough at immigrants and refugees. #DunningKruger

  • Guy Johnson

    Whose boy toy is he? Can we just unearth that?

  • boatboy_srq

    What is it about conservatists and inflated/forged credentials? At least Rand Paul has a story (however whackadoodle) for his; but it seems like anyone who’s anyone among the Reichwing has lied his/her arse off about his/her background.

  • marshlc

    My son recently got a job working in the stock room at Sears.

    They called his previous employers to confirm that he really had worked there.

    Running the government like a business, all right. Like a sloppy, badly run business.

  • Whether he lied to get the job isn’t particularly relevant (though it diminishes Trump’s claims that he only hires the best if his vetting is so poor). What’s relevant is what crimes he committed in his capacity with the Trump campaign/transition/administration and whether knows of others in the Trump campaign/transition/administration who also committed crimes. His trustworthiness as an employee was never expected. His trustworthiness and reliability as a witness will be backed up by hard evidence.