Papadopoulus Mulled House Bid During Russia Probe

Talking Points Memo reports:

Being under federal investigation hasn’t stopped former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos from trying to advance his career. Four months ago, shortly before he was arrested for lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russian nationals during the campaign, he asked his followers on LinkedIn for their “thoughts” on him pursuing a congressional run.

In October, around the time he pleaded guilty to those allegations, he expressed interest “in meeting with prominent publisher” and queried his LinkedIn connections for recommendations. And just a week ago, before his case was unsealed, Papadopoulos put out a call for “speaker bureau recommendations.”

This might seem like a remarkable degree of hubris for someone facing felony charges. But it represents a pattern for the 30-year-old Chicago native, who leveraged an inflated resume and the chaos of the crowded 2016 Republican primary into advisory roles on two major presidential campaigns.

  • bkmn
    • Joe in PA

      So, Gordon will be the next to go down? Tick Tock.

      • Gustav2

        Sessions…not that he have been caught lying or anything.

        • Joe in PA

          Ya think? Gordon will turn first and THEN Sessions.

          I’m good either way. 🙂

    • KnownDonorDad

      Remember what the Greek myths said about hubris….

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTCS6aWRSc

  • AlternativeQuacks

    Aww, and slithery as he is, Papadopolous didn’t even make the cut for Newsweek’s cover.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9e7a273b6b5f122c7579b8f1bce7be9d3a13757133c108c3d54ace1d3a5f24ee.jpg

    • shellback

      “may be”???

      • Beagle

        Grant, Harding, Nixon, and Reagan provide competition. But give it time — it’s still early days.

    • JCF

      I’m just afraid (see re next story on Manafort) those planes may be jetting on outta here (for non-extradition destinations).

  • PickyPecker

    Damned pushy low-level volunteers.

    • Gustav2

      I do so wish they would stay in the phone banks.

    • AlternativeQuacks

      Love the new avatar, Mr. Pecker. “I am the night.”

      • Joe in PA

        Thanks for that ref…I must have added that to my Netflix queue…I just saw it was there.

  • jm2

    where? if it’s where I think he lives in Chicago, it’s one of the most Democratic district in the world, not to mention city council! can I stop laughing now?

    • licuado de platano

      Lives with mommy in Ravenswood neighborhood.

  • Boreal
    • Halou

      I can’t wait for Donald Sr to deny having ever known or met Donald Jr.

    • Joe in PA

      And Hannity: What, he was like 29.

      SMFH.

  • Sam_Handwich

    Flopadopoulos

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well of course he did. How best to serve his Puppet Master than to be on the inside. The blatant acts of treason by these people is almost admirable in it’s deluded confidence.

  • bkmn

    Fahrenthold on twitter says Clovis removed himself from consideration for top scientist post at Ag.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    OT: Is anyone else having trouble with Disqus? It keeps logging me out between pages.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Same here.

    • bkmn

      Haven’t seen that but the other day I couldn’t post using FF but I could with Chrome.

    • Boreal

      All week

    • clay

      Did that once to me this morning, also It’s confusing up-vote and page-up (again/still).

      • agcons

        It did it to me just now when I page-upped you.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Russians!

    • AC

      No. At the meeting this morning, we all voted to lock you out.

  • clay

    “No, no, see, I was just maintaining my cover. Yeah, that’s it, maintaining the cover [on my ass].”

    • Hank

      Then he should NOT wear chaps out to the bar!!!

    • Joe in PA

      Or as Sarah Huckabilly would say: “Look, I was just …..”

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Saw somewhere that one of his instructors from his past literally LOL’d when he heard about his presence in the campaign.

  • Blake Mason

    It takes a special kinda person to be a politician in the age we live in.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Halou

      “spend more time with Justice Department”

      That is one hell of a euphemism right there.

      • greenmanTN

        It’s a joke, son.

    • TuuxKabin

      Surrendering?

    • Joe in PA

      Shocked, not shocked. 🙁

    • AlternativeQuacks

      ROFLMAO!

    • KnownDonorDad

      Outstanding! Time to celebrate!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZSe6N_BXs

  • Friday’s_cat

    Use campaign donations to pay legal fees like his boss?

  • alc2018

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a29a6397442757cc7033275c0dd5b7a3f0eecd0e2700490758c8a2c2f128697b.jpg why doesn’t everyone love daddy like I love daddy, he fingered me so well growing up…

    • Halou

      She and daddy would spend hours together bantering in the locker room?

    • Hank

      “My Heart Belongs to Daddy”
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r404pTC_qGI

    • WKT20

      I want to see the orange buffoon in jailhouse stripes, and think she is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, if not herself a criminal, but let’s keep it classy y’all.

  • greenmanTN

    Well, after seeing how easy it was to hijack an election if you have the right “friends”…

  • TuuxKabin

    Sure, why not?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Unfortunately in this case, prosecutors don’t rely much on serial liars.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Joe in PA

      LOL!! Thank you for that chuckle. I (we) needed that!

    • KnownDonorDad

      Papadopoulos, I mean Snuffleupagus, is real!

  • KnownDonorDad

    I think the Dunning-Kruger Effect guarantees that the quality of most politicians is low.

  • alc2018

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e8ff525d268420a48c8b8e7018e729437c6080a2d4f3f2575d0767312e267b16.jpg my finger puppet time with daddy was never as long as sis, plus his fingers never hit my magic spot, either…

    • ZRAinSWVA

      Uh, no. Just no. I don’t even want to think about that…!

  • ChrisInKansas

    Is he gay?

  • Barry William Teske

    #MulledWhine

  • ZRAinSWVA

    Papadopoulos is right up tRumps alley: “The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder include: grandiose sense of importance, preoccupation with unlimited success, belief that one is special and unique, exploitative of others, lacks empathy, is arrogant, and is jealous of others. These symptoms cause significant distress in a person’s life.”

    Except in tRumps case, his symptoms are causing US distress!!!

  • JWC

    Sounds like and ambitious young chap with not quite the maturity to know how to sucessfully screw over people He got caught so he sings a pretty songf To quote Spock “Very interesting”

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Sort of like Donny Golfballs at 30, but without daddy’s money and influence to get him out of trouble. And without Roy Cohn to advise him.

      • JWC

        there is something in the saying ” Age and Treachery will Triumph over Youth and Skill

  • Judas Peckerwood

    I think he has a bright future in the House. The Big House.

    • JCF

      Points!

      • Judas Peckerwood

        Thank you!

    • Gianni

      😀 I like the punch line!

  • -M-

    He should wait until after his sentencing before bidding on a house. 😉 😆

  • Kevin Andrews

    Birds of a feather flock together. Of course this criminal, this professional extortionist and traitor is very attracted to the Meat-Puppets and their treasonous acts of selling your votes to the highest bidder to line their own greedy pockets. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3ecdc040f935694c3623fad62a9e3446f49d693b876252db49eaef1974579e5c.png

  • Gianni

    Seems to me he’d fit right in with the Republicant House Majority.

  • MassageBear

    He sounds more and more like a Greek friend of the family (restaurateur, what else) who lives in the Chicago suburbs.