Donald Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Flips; Pleads Guilty to False Statements to FBI

Donald Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Flips; Pleads Guilty to False Statements to FBI, by Charles Spiering.

George Papadopoulos, an early national security adviser to President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has pleaded guilty to giving false statements to the FBI about his communications with Russian-connected officials while serving as an adviser to the campaign. …

He previously asserted that communications and meetings with Russian-connected officials took place before he assumed an advisory role with the campaign. …

Papadopoulos admitted that he met with a Russian connected professor while serving as an advisor on the campaign; and sought to set up meetings between campaign officials and Russian officials. The Russian connected professor told Papadopoulos that the Russians had “thousands of emails” from Hillary Clinton and “dirt” on the Democratic candidate for president.