• News
  • World Media

Ex-Trump advisor jailed in Russian Federation inquiry — George Papadopoulos

The sentencing, coming almost one year after he pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents, ends an important yet mysterious story line in the examination of whether anyone from Trump's team conspired with Moscow to influence the presidential election.

Papadopoulos further stressed: "I remember him being enthusiastic about a potential meeting between the candidate and President Putin after I raised the question".

A pre-sentencing statement last week read: "While some in the room rebuffed George's offer, Mr Trump nodded with approval and deferred to Mr Sessions, who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it".

President Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly downplayed Papadopoulos' role on the campaign.

However, reporting has suggested that he had been more involved with the campaign than the Trump team has let on.

According to a sweeping indictment handed up this summer, Russian intelligence had stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign and other Democratic groups by April 2016, the same month Papadopoulos was told by a professor that Russian officials had told him they had "dirt" on Clinton in the form of "thousands of emails".




George Papadopoulos, 31, pleaded guilty in October to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about key details of his conversations with a London-based professor who had told him the Russians held dirt, in the form of thousands of emails, on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Papadopoulos told the judge that his entire life has been turned upside down due to this case, and that it has caused him to become "terribly depressed". With his constant cries of "fake news", Trump has "hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever did", Breen said.

In court on Friday, prosecutor Andrew Goldstein said Papadopoulos's cooperation "didn't come close to the standard of substantial assistance".

The lies Papadopoulos told in his voluntary interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on January 27, 2017, prosecutors said, "undermined investigators' ability to challenge the professor or potentially detain or arrest him while he was still in the United States". "Decisions", Papadopoulos tweeted late last month, apparently in reference to the possibility that he might rescind his guilty plea.

"Papadopoulos misled investigators to save his professional aspirations and preserve a perhaps misguided loyalty to his master", the lawyers wrote.

Not only that, Papadopoulos withheld a cellphone that he used during the campaign, prosecutors said, and provided it only when asked about the phone.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

  • Kim Kardashian West attends White House meeting on prison reform

    Kim Kardashian West attends White House meeting on prison reform

    Barnett, who was a member of Johnson's legal team, was also working to get Young released. "It's so unfair. This week, Kim appeared on the "Wrongful Conviction" podcast to discuss her support for Young.
    Tottenham's Son wins gold at Asian Games, avoids military service

    Tottenham's Son wins gold at Asian Games, avoids military service

    Hugely popular at Spurs , Son joked before the final that he was upset team-mates Harry Kane and Dele Alli hadn't texted. Son's former club Bayer Leverkusen refused to release him for the 2014 Asian Games when the Koreans also scooped gold.
    Prolific US playwright Neil Simon dead at 91

    Prolific US playwright Neil Simon dead at 91

    Simon received the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for " Lost in Yonkers ", which also earned him a Tony Award . He was also a Kennedy Center honoree in 1995 and won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2006.
  • Nike makes Colin Kaepernick face of 30th anniversary 'Just do it' campaign

    Nike makes Colin Kaepernick face of 30th anniversary 'Just do it' campaign

    Kaepernick has not been on an National Football League roster since he parted ways with the 49ers at the end of the 2016 season. Nike has endorsed Kaepernick since 2011 but has not featured him in campaigns since his departure from the NFL.
    Rockets, Suns Agree To A Major NBA Trade

    Rockets, Suns Agree To A Major NBA Trade

    Knight is coming off of a season in which he averaged 11.0 points and 2.4 assists in 54 games (five starts) for the Suns . Chriss has a career scoring average of 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and shoots a tad over 30 percent from 3-point range.
    NFL Jets deal Bridgewater to Saints, pin hopes on rookie

    NFL Jets deal Bridgewater to Saints, pin hopes on rookie

    Teddy Bridgewater's brief time with the Jets ended Wednesday, with the team reportedly trading him to the Saints . Bridgewater arguably outplayed Darnold this summer, going 28 of 38 for 316 yards, two TDs and one interception.
  • 'Unhinged' Trump loses temper, claims Woodward book

    'Unhinged' Trump loses temper, claims Woodward book

    In one meeting, Kelly reportedly said Trump was "an idiot", and it was "pointless to try to convince him of anything". Trump says he would have liked to speak with Woodward and he says it sounds like it will be a "negative" book.
    TPG and Vodafone announce merger

    TPG and Vodafone announce merger

    Vodafone will have net debt of about $1.9 billion after a restructure of its debt facilities after the merger is approved. The entry of TPG to Australia's mobile market will "invigorate" and "stimulate" competition, according to Vodafone.
    Australia has no dedicated minister for cyber security

    Australia has no dedicated minister for cyber security

    Senator Cash, who has faced some criticism over her performance, voted for Morrison in the leadership spill on Friday. Australia has endured a turbulent period in politics that has seen six changes in the top job in 11 years.
  • United States  ends funding for 'flawed' UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees

    United States ends funding for 'flawed' UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees

    The State Department announced Friday that the U.S. "will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation". In January, the Trump administration released $60m (£45m) in funds but withheld a further $65m (£50m) it had been due to provide.
    Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths, new study shows

    Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths, new study shows

    The U.S. federal government has been heavily criticized for its response to the storm and the island's recovery efforts. Rossello pledged to carry out the recommendations, though there are questions about Puerto Rico's ability to do so.

    Manhattan DA Considering Criminal Charges Against Trump Organization: NY Times

    Weisselberg then sent the invoice to another Trump Organization executive via e-mail directing him to "Please pay from the Trust". When Mr Trump stepped away from the company after his election victory, he handed control to his two sons and Mr Weisselberg .
  • Tropical Storm Gordon should strike Gulf Coast as hurricane, forecasters predict

    Red flags flew over Pensacola-area beaches in Florida's Panhandle, where swimming and wading in the Gulf of Mexico was prohibited. But authorities are also issuing a voluntary evacuation order for people outside the city's levee protection system.
    Tottenham Hotspurs delay move to new ground over 'safety issues'

    Tottenham Hotspurs delay move to new ground over 'safety issues'

    The delays created by these difficulties mean that we can no longer hold the necessary Test Events on August 27 and September 1. They are yet to be rescheduled so local authorities can decide whether to grant the stadium with a safety certificate.
    Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

    Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

    The new charges would center around whether the Trump Organization falsified the representation of the payment made to Daniels. Cohen, who could get about four years to five years in prison, is due to be sentenced December 12.
  • Roxanne Pallett leaves Celebrity Big Brother house after domestic violence claim

    Roxanne Pallett leaves Celebrity Big Brother house after domestic violence claim

    When Roxanne later made a decision to leave the show, Hardeep Singh said: 'She brought it all on herself'. It was announced this morning that Roxanne Pallett had quit Celebrity Big Brother .
    Syrian army preparing phased Idlib assault

    Syrian army preparing phased Idlib assault

    Russia's navy buildup around Syria represents the biggest since Moscow kicked off its intervention in Syria with its sole aircraft carrier in 2015.
    Arizona primaries being held just days after McCain's death

    Arizona primaries being held just days after McCain's death

    As in many GOP races across the country, candidates in the Republican primary competed to prove their loyalty to President Trump . The seat is held by retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake , perhaps the most vocal Trump critic among congressional Republicans.

Breaking News



Recommended

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang

Not only that they manged to hear directly from the regime's leader, where Pyongyang stands on denuclearization and peace efforts. The team brings with them, details including date, venue and topics for the hotly anticipated inter-Korean summit.

Former Sen. Jon Kyl to Be Named as McCain's Replacement

By state law the senator will have to be a member of the same party as the departing one, in this case the GOP . Kyl said that he "will do my best to ensure that Arizonans continue to be well-represented in the Senate".

Justice Department looks into social media firms over free speech

USA intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 campaign with the aim of tilting the election in Trump's favor, a finding that Moscow has denied.

Speed and camera upgrades coming with the three new 2018 iPhones

The company's fall line-up will include an iPhone X Plus successor with a whopping 6.5 inch OLED screen, according to the report . The iPhone X's Apple A11 Bionic CPU uses a 10nm process, which means there's a processor transistor every 10 nanometers.

GOVERNOR: Democrats face off in Florida gubernatorial race

DeSantis rode Trump's endorsement to victory in the GOP race, underscoring the president's broad appeal in Republican primaries. If he wins, Gillum would be Florida's first African-American governor.

Watch KSI vs Logan Paul Official Live YouTube Video Stream

And Logan Paul "thanked" KSI saying that he was allowed to "realise" who he was and promised for a "new Logan Paul ". Unlike KSI's last fight , which was free to watch on YouTube , fans who want to watch online will have to pay £7.50.

NAFTA breakthrough seems imminent after fractious talks

He announced the progress from the Oval Office, with Mexican president Pena Nieto joining in on speakerphone. Congress, which sometimes takes years to approve trade deals made by a presidential administration.

Scott Morrison to be Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted

The son of a police officer, Mr Morrison's hardworking character and leadership potential were quickly noted by his colleagues. But the former immigration minister said he would be interested if "down the track, if an opportunity presented itself".

Verizon lifts data speed caps for first responders

Verizon Wireless said it would launch an unlimited plan next week with no speed caps for data use. We are reviewing the situation and will fix any issues going forward, ' the statement added.

Marvel puts Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 on hold

According to one source, " Thor: Ragnarok " director Taika Waititi had a meeting with Marvel . Meanwhile, more than 360,000 people have signed a petition asking for Gunn to be reinstated.