George Papadopoulos

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2019

    Papadopoulos Seeks California Seat Left Vacant by Rep. Hill

    George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide who was a key figure in the FBI’s Russia probe, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn’t immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, “I love my state too much to see it run down by candidates like Hill. All talk, no...

  • Donald Trump Jul 16, 2019

    Judge Bars Trump Friend Roger Stone From Social Media, Says He Broke Gag Order

    No more Instagram for Roger Stone. Facebook and Twitter are out, too. A federal judge barred Stone from posting on social media Tuesday after concluding that the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump repeatedly flouted her gag order. Stone, who is charged with lying in the Russia investigation, has used social media repeatedly to disparage the case against him and...

  • Attorney May 13, 2019

    AG Barr Opens a Second Investigation of Russia Probe, Source Says

    Attorney General William Barr is stepping up the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, naming a U.S. attorney to oversee the investigation and working with intelligence chiefs to see how surveillance was conducted....
    Barr tapped John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to lead the inquiry, but remains directly involved in the probe, which he initiated about three weeks...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Dec 7, 2018

    George Papadopoulos, First Person Sentenced in Russia Probe, Released From Prison

    George Papadopoulos, the first person sent to prison in the Russia investigation, has been released. That’s according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser was sentenced to 14 days in prison this year after he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian intermediaries. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team recommended...

  • judge Nov 26, 2018

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Papadopoulos Reports to Prison

    Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos began serving his two-week prison sentence on Monday after a judge rejected his last-minute bid to remain free. Papadopoulos arrived at a minimum-security camp in Oxford, Wisconsin, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in Mueller’s investigation, triggered the Russia investigation two years ago. He was...

  • judge Nov 25, 2018

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Loses Bid to Delay Prison Sentence

    A federal judge on Sunday rejected a last-minute bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to delay his two-week prison term and ordered him to surrender Monday as scheduled. Papadopoulos sought the delay until an appeals court had ruled in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment. But in an order Sunday,...

  • Attorney Nov 21, 2018

    Mueller Says Send Papadopoulos to Prison on Time

    Rejecting a plea for more time from Chicagoan George Papadopoulos, Special Counsel Robert Mueller told a federal court this morning the former advisor to President Donald Trump should be required to report for prison as scheduled next Monday.

  • Attorney Nov 16, 2018

    Papadopoulos Asks Court to Delay Prison

    Chicagoan George Papadopoulos is asking a federal judge in Washington to delay his prison term, until a DC appeals court renders an opinion on the status of special counsel Robert Mueller.

  • New York Sep 12, 2018

    Joseph Mifsud, Missing Academic in Trump Russia Probe, Hit With $56K Fine

    No one seems to be able to find Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese academic at the center of the Russia investigation rocking Washington, but his legal woes are piling up on both sides of the Atlantic. On Tuesday, an Italian court ordered the missing 58-year-old to hand back more than 49,000 euros ($56,700) in overpayments from the University Consortium of the...

  • NBC Sep 9, 2018

    Papadopoulos: Trump Campaign Aides ‘Fully Aware’ of Efforts for Putin Meeting

    George Papadopoulos, a one-time Trump campaign adviser who was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in jail as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said Sunday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was “quite enthusiastic” about his potentially setting up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He added that members of the campaign were “fully aware”...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 7, 2018

    Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison

    George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday after he told a judge he was “deeply embarrassed and ashamed” for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian intermediaries. Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation, acknowledged that his actions hindered an...

  • Donald Trump Sep 1, 2018

    George Papadopoulos Lied to FBI Due to ‘Misguided Loyalty to His Master,’ Filing Says

    In a filing late Friday night, attorneys for Chicagoan George Papadopoulos concede that the former Trump foreign policy advisor lied to the FBI in their investigation into Russian tampering in the 2016 election, but say his actions were driven by a desire to save his own professional aspirations and preserve a “perhaps misguided loyalty to his master.”

  • Aug 29, 2018

    Simona Says George Papadopoulos Will Admit ‘Inaccuracies’ in FBI Interview

    Apparently putting to rest suggestions that he might withdraw his guilty plea, Simona Papadopoulos says her husband George, the one time Trump advisor, will admit to certain “inaccuracies” in his interview with the FBI. Phil Rogers reports.

  • Chicago Aug 30, 2018

    Simona says George Papadopoulos Will Admit ‘Inaccuracies’ in FBI Interview

    Apparently putting to rest suggestions that he might withdraw his guilty plea, Simona Papadopoulos says her husband George, the one time Trump advisor, will admit to certain “inaccuracies” in his interview with the FBI.

  • Chicago Aug 22, 2018

    Could Papadopoulos Pull Out of Plea Deal With Government?

    George Papadopoulos, the former Donald Trump adviser who prosecutors said was at the center of Russian government efforts to contact the Trump campaign, may decide as early as today whether he will withdraw the guilty plea and cooperation agreement he struck with special counsel Robert Mueller.

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2018

    Ex-Trump Aide Papadopoulos to Be Sentenced in September

    A former campaign aide for President Donald Trump who pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators will be sentenced by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7, NBC News reported. George Papadopoulos was arrested in July and pleaded guilty three months later. He spent 11 months as an adviser to the Trump campaign. He agreed...

  • NBC Jun 5, 2018

    Wife of Mueller Witness George Papadopoulos Asks Trump to Pardon Him

    Six months ago, George Papadopoulos’s fiance was making the rounds in the news media with a disquieting message for Trump supporters, NBC News reported. Papadopoulos, written off by Trump aides as a “coffee boy,” was in fact a significant player in the 2016 campaign, Simona Mangiante said. And therefore, Mangiante implied, his decision to plead guilty and cooperate with special...

  • Donald Trump Feb 23, 2018

    Former Trump Campaign Aide Gates Pleads Guilty

    Former campaign aide Rick Gates pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and making a false statement, becoming the third associate of President Donald Trump to make a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. The plea turns up the pressure on Paul Manafort, a close business associate of Gates who was the chairman of the Trump campaign. The two were indicted in...

  • Donald Trump Feb 24, 2018

    Democrats Release Memo to Counter GOP’s FBI Claims

    A redacted, declassified memo released by Democrats on the House intelligence committee Saturday aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have pushed for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, abusing a secret surveillance process to spy on one of his operatives in its Russia investigation. Checkey…

  • Donald Trump Mar 19, 2018

    5 Ways Trump’s Tweet on Mueller Stretched the Truth

    President Donald Trump made his most direct — and explicit — criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in a tweet this weekend that contained at least five inaccuracies or distortions, NBC News reported. Trump wrote: “The Mueller probe should never have been started in that there was no collusion and there was no crime. It was based on...

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