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Report: Muller recommends the set for George Papadopoulos
Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly recommended that a judge sentence former trump campaign staffer, George Papadopoulos, up to six months in prison for lying to investigators.
President Donald Trump “nodded with approval” to the proposal at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a court filing on Friday evening, seeking leniency for a former campaign aide, who is lying to the FBI.
Lawyers for George Papadopoulos seek parole, said the foreign policy adviser to mislead the agent to not harm during a January 2017 interview, an investigation, but rather to “save his career goals and receive a perhaps misguided loyalty to his master.”
Papadopoulos confession is a Central figure in of the special counsel, to Robert Mueller’s investigation as the first trump-campaign aide guilty and cooperate with prosecutors. The revelation that he was once told by a professor during the campaign, Russia dirt’ve “helped” the Democrat Hillary Clinton in the form of E-Mails that trigger the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation in July 2016, the potential for coordination between Russia and the trump campaign.
The 16-page defense memo colors Papadopoulos as the eager-to-please-a campaign aide, was in over his head and wants to counter the prosecution’s narrative, Papadopoulos s deception irreparably investigation damaged.
The defense lawyers say Papadopoulos the campaign in March of 2016, was asked, although you have no experience with Russian or U.S. diplomacy. This month, he traveled to Italy, and connected with a London-based professor, led him to described a woman, as Putin relatively. Professor Joseph Mifsud, would later tell him that individuals possessed in Moscow “dirt” on Clinton.
“Eager to show his value to the campaign,” defense attorneys say, Papadopoulos suggested at a meeting with Trump and his foreign policy Advisor in the same month, he was able to use to arrange its newly acquired Russian connections, a meeting between Trump and Putin.
“While some in the room George pointed to’ s offer, Mr. Trump nodded with approval and deferred Mr. Sessions, appeared to like the idea and said that the campaign should look like,” criminal defense attorney wrote.
“While some in the room George pointed to’ s offer, Mr. Trump nodded with approval and deferred Mr. Sessions, appeared to like the idea and said that the campaign should look like.”
– The criminal lawyer’ memo
The language is a reference to Jeff Sessions, who at the time was a Republican senator from Alabama, and the key campaign aide, and later, the trump card was administration attorney-General.
Defense lawyers confirm that Papadopoulos “lied, minimized, and not facts” to the FBI beat on his foreign contacts, the say, “Out of loyalty to the new President and his desire to be part of the administration, he covered his own resources.”
But they rejected the idea that the lies that hindered the investigation, called the argument of prosecutors speculative.
They also argued that he participated in four proffer lawyers and important information, including a description of the March 31, 2016 session, which he proposed to arrange meetings with the state-a meeting with Putin.