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George Papadopoulos: I Was Treated Excellent In Prison Because It Was “Trump Country” And I Had Street Cred

Mediaite reports: Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos sat down with MSNBC’s Ari Melber last night to talk about how he became one of the central figures in the Mueller investigation, ending up pleading guilty. At one point during the lengthy interview, Melber asked Papadopoulos what it was like in federal prison. Papadopoulos described it as “Trump country” and said, …

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George Papadopoulos Asks Trump For Pardon

Reuters reports: Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, the first person charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said on Tuesday his lawyers have applied for a pardon and that he may withdraw his guilty plea. “My lawyers have applied for a pardon from the president for me,” Papadopoulos said in an interview with Reuters, adding that the request …

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Trump’s Coffee Boy: I Might Run For Congress In 2020

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 …

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FBI Probes New Allegations Against Trump’s Coffee Boy

Business Insider reports: FBI and congressional investigators are looking into a new and uncorroborated claim that the former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos said he was pursuing a business deal with Russians “which would result in large financial gains for himself” and President Donald Trump. A Democratic source on the House Intelligence Committee confirmed to INSIDER that the letter was …

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Judge: Coffee Boy Must Report To Prison Tomorrow

Newsweek reports: A federal judge has ruled that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos must report to prison on Monday as originally ordered. Papadopoulos was looking to delay his 14-day sentence by citing a constitutional challenge to the appointment of Robert Mueller as the head of the special counsel investigation. The challenge is widely seen as inaccurate and based in …

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Mueller Pounces On Coffee Boy’s Boasting Tweets

Law & Crime reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller has been monitoring George Papadopoulos‘ Twitter activity closely, a Wednesday filing shows. Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, is attempting to stay out of jail pending the outcome of former Roger Stone aide Andrew Miller‘s challenge of Mueller’s authority. Papadopoulos’ 14-day jail stint was scheduled to begin on Nov. …

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Coffee Boy To Interview With US House Investigators

Politico reports: George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign aide whose overseas interactions set in motion a series of events that triggered the FBI’s Russia investigation in 2016, is slated to interview with House investigators on Oct. 25, his lawyer Caroline Polisi confirmed Friday. The voluntary interview, part of a GOP-driven investigation into the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe, will …

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Trump Mocks Light Sentence For George Papadopoulos

CNN reports: President Donald Trump on Friday mocked the two-week prison sentence given to former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian operatives before the 2016 election, despite declaring hours earlier: “I don’t know him.” Papadopoulos, who was sentenced to 14 days in jail, is the first Trump adviser to …

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“Coffee Boy” Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days

ABC News reports: Nearly one year after aspiring foreign policy consultant George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty, the North Side Chicago native was sentenced Friday for lying to the FBI about his activities with the Trump for president campaign. In a DC federal courtroom, Papadopoulos was handed 14 days in prison and 12 months of supervised release by U.S. Judge Randolph Moss. …

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“Coffee Boy” Papadopoulos: I’m Ready For Prison

Law & Crime reports: George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, says he is “ready” if a federal judge sentences him to prison this Friday for lying to the FBI about his contacts with alleged Russian intelligence agents. “I am ready to face it,” he said in an interview with Law&Crime, “looking forward to moving past this chapter …

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Mueller Wants Six Month Sentence For Papadopoulos

Reuters reports: Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing late on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to lying to FBI agents and is scheduled to …

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YOU SHOULD DO IT: Emails Reveal Former Trump Campaign Adviser Was Urged To Speak To Russians

The Washington Post reports: When a Russian news agency reached out to George Papadopoulos to request an interview shortly before the 2016 election, the young adviser to then-candidate Donald Trump made sure to seek approval from campaign headquarters. “You should do it,” deputy communications director Bryan Lanza urged Papadopoulos in a September 2016 email, emphasizing the benefits of a U.S. …

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Nunes Claims Trump Never Met Papadopoulos, Widely Seen White House Photo Proves Otherwise [VIDEO]

Vox reports: Rep. Devin Nunes is the author of a newly declassified document falsely insinuating the FBI misused US surveillance law to go after President Trump under the pretext of investigating Russia. On Monday morning, Nunes went on Fox & Friends, the president’s favorite TV show, to discuss Trump’s alleged persecution — and told a lie so brazen that there’s …

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It Was George Papadopoulos’ Drunken Bragging About Russian Dirt On Hillary That Prompted FBI Investigation

The New York Times reports: During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton. About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands …

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Fiancee Says Papadopoulos Was No Coffee Boy, Had Direct Communications With Bannon, Flynn [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The Italian fiancee of George Papadopoulos offered the first public defense of the embattled former Trump campaign adviser, who in October was revealed as the first campaign adviser to plead guilty and cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia probe. “George is very loyal to his country,” Simona Mangiante told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an …

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LIVE VIDEO: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before US House

The New York Times reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is back on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, testifying at 10 a.m. before the House Judiciary Committee. Mr. Sessions is almost certain to face questions about his contacts with Russians during last year’s presidential campaign and will be asked to clarify his past statements in light of recent disclosures that members of …

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REPORT: Papadopoulos Lied To FBI Out Of Loyalty To Trump, Didn’t Want To Contradict Him On Russia

ABC News reports: George Papadopoulos, the Trump foreign policy aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, initially misled agents out of what he claimed was loyalty to President Donald Trump, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. Trump had publicly denied that there had been any contact between his campaign and Russian officials, and Papadopoulos …

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Jeff Sessions Under Fire For Not Disclosing Russia Convo With Papadopoulos During Senate Hearings

CNN reports: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is once again under scrutiny on Capitol Hill regarding his candor about Russia and the Trump campaign amid revelations that he rejected a suggestion to convene a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump last year. According to court filings unsealed this week, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos suggested at …

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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 …

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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 …

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