nearvideo exclusive: Papadopoulos withdraw government’s plea deal
George Papadopoulos, the recently released from prison, after he pleaded guilty to making false statements in Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia probe, said Friday that he plans to run for a seat in the house of representatives.
“It is true,” Papadopoulos tweeted. “I’m going to run for Congress in 2020, and I’m going to win. Stay tuned.”
To run although Papadopoulos is not, in what state he is planning, he currently lives in Los Angeles.
Earlier this month, Papadopoulos a 12-day jail sentence, was published from prison after serving.
GEORGE PAPADOPOULOS RELEASED FROM PRISON
As part of his confession, the 30-year-old Papadopoulos added that he was not honest during an FBI interview just a few days after the President’s inauguration in January about his relationship with “overseas teacher” who had “significant connections to Russian government officials.”
The professor, according to the Prosecutor’s office, said Papadopoulos, the Russians had “dirt” on democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of E-Mails.”
Papadopoulos told investigators his conversation with the professor took place before he joined the Trump campaign in March, but it actually took place in April, after the campaign for more than a month, according to the documents.
In addition, he made false statements about his contacts with “a certain female Russian national team” by saying such conversations were insignificant, and took place before the campaign, court records said.
According to the Prosecutor’s office, Papadopoulos, “the FBI in the ongoing investigation of the existence of links or coordination between individuals in connection with the campaign, and the Russian government in its efforts to disrupt the 2016 presidential elections is hindered.”
But before the start of his prison sentence, Papadopoulos a Twitter had to tear the complaints about the investigation. Last month, Papadopoulos Fox & Friends said that he also attracts the “in consideration” of his agreement with the government after learning of “certain information”.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.