Trump's former adviser George Papadopoulos handed 14-day jail term

Trump's former adviser George Papadopoulos handed 14-day jail term

George Papadopoulos, a former advisor to United States President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 14 days in prison.

The only other defendant in the Russian Federation probe who has been sentenced is Dutch attorney Alexander Van der Zwaan. With his constant cries of "fake news", Trump has "hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever did", Breen said.

In court filings, Mueller's team claimed Papadopoulos' lies "caused damage" caused damage to the government's Russian collusion investigation. The FBI, tipped off by the Australians, began looking into the matter.

"In January 2017, I made a awful mistake for which I paid dearly, I am ashamed", Papadopoulos had told the court in Washington.

Papadopoulos served as a foreign policy adviser to President Trump's 2016 campaign, and was the first to plead guilty in the Mueller probe.

During his January 2017 interview with the FBI, Papadopoulos misled investigators about when he was told Russian Federation allegedly had dirt on Ms. Clinton.

Papadopoulos was charged in July 2017.

Papadopoulos has cooperated for more than a year with Mueller's probe, but it remains unknown whether he has provided the probe with any information supporting allegations of collusion with Russian Federation. Manafort faces a trial on separate charges in Washington this month. Papadopolous was ultimately sentenced to 14 days in prison and a year of supervised release, fined $9,500 and ordered to perform 200 hours of community service.

According to Bloomberg, the DNC said it believed all of the defendants in the case had been served, with the exception of Mifsud. I think the judge took everything into consideration.




But in a court filing last month, prosecutors said Papadopoulos ultimately did little to aid their work.

Prosecutors asked for a sentence of as long as six months in jail, telling Moss that Papadopoulos failed to provide "substantial assistance" to investigators and disclosed what he did only after he was confronted with his own records.

Papadopoulos defended himself and contradicted White House officials in a CNN special programme Saturday night, "The Mysterious case of George Papadopoulos". "A great day for America!" after a former campaign adviser received a 14-day prison sentence for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The sentence was imposed in a federal court in Washington on Friday. He has charged a number of people with various offenses, including interference in USA elections, but none with colluding with Russian Federation. "There's no doubt about it". These statements were made in a law suit against Russian Federation, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks.

Others associated with Trump's campaign, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, have accepted plea deals.

But he said he was moved by what he viewed as Mr. Papadopoulos's "genuine remorse".

"I am ready to accept my sentence", he added.

Speaking to Jake Tapper for an interview recorded before his guilty plea, but airing on Friday, Papadopoulos refused to rule out the possibility he ever informed the Trump team that he knew Russian Federation held the emails.

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