Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Gets 14 Days in Jail

Casey GreeneSep 08, 2018

"I made a awful mistake, but I am a good man who is eager for redemption", Papadopoulos said at his sentencing.

The 31-year-old, who was also ordered to pay a $9,500 fine and perform community service, is the first person to be sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian Federation election interference.

"I made a awful mistake, but I am a good man who is eager for redemption", Papadopoulos said.

Prosecutors had asked for six months.

He has testified that senior members of the Trump campaign encouraged him during 2016 to build ties with Russian Federation, including after he told them that Moscow possessed - and could be willing to share - dirt on Trump's election rival Hillary Clinton. "I can't guarantee. All I can say is, my memory is telling me that I never shared it with anyone on the campaign".

Moss also said he thought it was important that his sentence send the public a message about the gravity of misleading and, "telling lies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on matters of grave importance to the nation".

Papadopoulos was pictured in March 2016 sitting at a table with Trump, then-campaign adviser Jeff Sessions who went on to become US attorney general, and other foreign policy campaign advisers.

Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to President Trump's campaign, has been a central figure in the Russian Federation investigation dating back before Mueller's May 2017 appointment.

The junior adviser first appeared on investigators' radar during the campaign after he told an Australian diplomat that Russians had political dirt on Hillary Clinton, who was on her way to becoming the Democratic nominee for president.

Prosecutors wrote that those false statements, made during a January 2017 interview with federal investigators, caused the FBI to miss an opportunity to interview Mifsud while he was in the United States.

The president dismissed Papadopoulos as a "young, low level volunteer named George".

The former aide is said to have lied about the timing of when he received the alleged information.

"The defendant did not provide 'substantial assistance, ' and much of the information provided by the defendant came only after the government confronted him with his own emails, text messages, internet search history, and other information it had obtained via search warrants and subpoenas", the court filing said.

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos exits U.S. District Court after his sentencing hearing, in Washington, U.S., September 7, 2018.

Asked if Papadopoulos still remained loyal to Trump, Breen smiled wryly and paused for a beat.

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