Trump’s Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Jailed for 14 Days

January 22, 2023 5:18 pm44 commentsViews: 60

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14-day prison for having contacts with Russian intermediaries during the last presidential election race and lying about it to investigating agency F.B.I.

Papadopoulos is the first Trump adviser to be sentenced and Judge Randolph D. Moss said he deserved a stiffer sentence.

Prosecutors said the misleading information to investigation resulted with failed attempt to arrest London-based professor who was suspected of being a Russian operative. In February 2017 he left United States and never returned back.

Talking to the media earlier this week Papadopoulos revealed his lying to the F.B.I. was just to distance himself from the so-called illegal action.

In the court room the 31-year-old said he was blinded by personal ambition while his lawyer tried shifting blame for the lies to Trump saying his client took cues from him.

The defence lawyer said Trump hindered investigation more than his client and it is a message to everyone to tell truth, to help good people and to check loyalty.

Judge Moss said crime of Papadopoulos was more serious than typical violation even though it is not a matter of importance whether foreign government interfered electoral process.

Papadopoulos is also fined for $9,500 and has been ordered by court to complete 200 hours of community service apart from one year of probation following his 14-day custody.

When Trump named Papadopoulos to be included in his campaign advisers in 2016, he was 29 and had little experience of foreign policy. A month later Professor Joseph Mifsud told him about thousands of emails are lying at the Russian government and those can damage the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

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