The Guardian reports:
Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, who was released from federal prison last week, announced in an interview on Friday that he wants to run for office in 2020.
Papadopoulos told The Guardian part of his initial plan to join President Trump’s campaign and transition team in 2016 was to boost his own platform before running for congress.
“Things just took a different direction,” he said with a smile, “but my end game remains the same. I do want to run for Congress. I’m planning to run for Congress in 2020.”
NEW: George Papadopoulos, the Trump adviser jailed over Russia meddling probe, wants to run for Congress in 2020.
He tells me he is looking at seats in Orange County (Nixon’s birthplace) and is already taking to donors.
— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) December 14, 2018