UK Professor Mifsud who linked Trump campaign with Russian Federation dead

Hugh Fox
September 11, 2018

Papadopoulos tried futilely for months to arrange a meeting between top campaign aides and Russian officials.

George Papadopoulos was the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russian Federation investigation.

"The president of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever could", Breen said.

In late April, he also told them that Mifsud said the Russians had information that could harm Clinton, in the form of thousands of emails.

After being tipped off by an Australian diplomat that Papadopoulos had spoken about Russians having dirt on Clinton, the Federal Bureau of Investigation quietly opened a probe into whether people in Trump's campaign were colluding with Russia.

Former adviser to trump became the first defendant in the investigation of a team of spectacular Robert Mueller, in respect of which the verdict of the court.

Adam Shaw is a reporter covering USA and European politics for Fox News.

Breen told reporters: "To his knowledge he does not recall doing that". "The message is for all of us to check our own loyalty, to tell the truth, to help the good guys".

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"I see Papadopoulos today, I don't know Papadopoulos, I don't know".

"As an influential foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, Mr. Papadopoulos was informed that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in the form of "thousands of emails" at a critical time during the campaign", Warner said.

The punishment was far less than the maximum six-month sentence sought by the government but more than the probation that Papadopoulos and his lawyers had asked for.

U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss said Papadopoulos' deception was "not a noble lie" and said he had lied because he wanted a job in the Trump administration and didn't want to jeopardize that possibility by being tied to the Russian Federation investigation. While noting that Papadopoulos already faced "collateral consequences" that were "close to unbearable", the judge said it was important to send a message to the public that lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation was a serious crime, especially in a case "of great significance".

"In some ways it constitutes a calculated exercise of self interest over the national interest", the judge said.

Asked if he had any comment as he left court, Papadopoulos said, "not yet".

Should have listened to mom: Papadopoulos's mother, Kiki, was with her sister, Maria Stamatopoulos, a Skokie resident. The mysterious Mifsud has since vanished, CNN said. "I think about it still".

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

Paul Manafort, another one of Trump's former staff, was convicted last month. He lied to investigators about when he was told about Russian "dirt" on Clinton, telling them he learned of it before he joined the campaign in what happened to be a "very unusual coincidence".

He admitted a year ago to lying to the FBI about those contacts with Russians and Russian intermediaries, false statements that prosecutors say caused irreparable harm to the investigation during its early months.

Papadopoulos learned his fate Friday in federal court in Washington.

He ultimately cooperated but, Goldstein added, he "didn't come close to the standard of substantial assistance".

His defense team said that Papadopoulos was "ashamed and remorseful" about his conduct, but that it was the result of his desire to "save his professional aspirations and preserve a perhaps misguided loyalty to this master".

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USA investigators were only alerted to Papadopoulos's activities in mid-2016 after he told Australia's ambassador to London, Alexander Downer, about his talks with Mifsud during a late-night drinking session in a London pub.

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