Papadopoulos Email Claims Trump Campaign Approved Meeting With Putin's Office


Hayes asked Carter, who along with Papadopoulos served as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, if he was ever on email chains with Papadopoulos. In response, the CNN host put a picture of Papadopoulos sitting at a meeting with President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the screen.

Still, the email casts more doubt on the Trump's team's claim that they had no interest in a meeting with Putin's office.

The Twitter account for a Novi financial planner went viral after a former campaign foreign-policy adviser to President Donald Trump, who has the same name, reportedly admitted lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

CNN reached out to other people in attendance at the meeting who did not respond.

On Monday morning, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted and arrested former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates on counts of tax fraud and money laundering.

But George Papadopoulos, a former Trump foreign policy adviser, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about trying to arrange a meeting between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.

It's a reality that challenges the administration's portrait of Papadopoulos as a back-bench operator within the campaign, an argument repeated Tuesday by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who dismissed him as a "volunteer" with a minimal role.

"It was a brief meeting that took place quite some time ago".

In an interview on MSNBC, Page, who's scheduled to testify behind closed doors before a House intelligence committee panel Thursday, said he "might have been" on email threads with Papadopoulos where Russian Federation "may have come up from time to time", but clarified that "nothing major" was discussed.

Papadopoulos, who had no formal responsibilities, communicated most with Clovis and Manafort, according to an official involved with the group. The Washington Post was first to report this.

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On Tuesday, Trump attempted to distance himself from Papadopoulos, accusing the former aide of being a liar.

"George Papadopoulos is to Greeks what John Smith is to the English", said Peter Papas under the handle @CanadianFlags.

"We'll get along great".

Financial planner George Papadopoulos woke up today with a lot of new messages.

In court papers, prosecutors have said prematurely making the case public would restrict his ability to be a "proactive cooperator", which legal experts say could including surreptitious techniques like wearing a microphone to record conversations.

The White House says there are no plans to remove Mueller.

"I would infer from that that he was working proactively on behalf of the prosecutors, which would mean going out and obtaining evidence", said former Justice Department prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he sees nothing wrong a former campaign adviser to President Donald Trump reaching out to a Kremlin-linked think tank.

Trump said the allegations happened "long before" he joined the campaign.

Writing to the Russian contact a week before the Republican National Convention, Papadopoulos proposed a meeting for August or September in the United Kingdom that would include "my national chairman and maybe one other foreign policy adviser" and members of Putin's office and Russia's foreign ministry.