#BREAKING: FBI confirms that Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos lied to FBI about meeting with Russian officials
NEW YORK — The FBI has confirmed that George Papadsopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump, lied to the FBI about a meeting he attended in 2017 with a Russian intelligence officer and that the Trump campaign attempted to cover it up, the bureau said in a statement on Tuesday.
Papadsopoulos pleaded guilty last month to lying to federal agents about his role in the meeting.
Papadopoulos was interviewed by the FBI and then by the Senate Judiciary Committee in July 2017.
In a statement to Breitbart News, the FBI said: “Papadicosos admitted to the interview that he lied to his FBI interviewers and lied to investigators about what he knew about the meeting.”
Papadiopoulos, now serving a four-month sentence, is serving his sentence in a federal penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, the statement said.
The bureau said he has a history of serious mental illness.
The plea agreement requires Papadsons testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but the committee did not immediately schedule an interview.PAPADOSPAPADSOPES INDEPENDENT PARTNER, HAD CHILDREN, DOGS, MARYLAND SITUATION:FBI says Papadsopos had no children, no pets and had no contact with children.
PAPADADSOPOS, 33, is a registered sex offender in Maryland who has been in custody since August of 2017.
The indictment unsealed in March 2018 accused Papadsops of being involved in a scheme to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, and attempting to provide materials support to ISIL.
The Justice Department said Papadsos pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer hacking.POPULATION CAPITAL GAIN, TURNTABLE IN CAPITAL:The indictment charges Papadsopolos, who was born in Washington state, with three counts of wire fraud, three counts each of making false statements to a public official and one count of making a false statement to a government official.
Papsopos was a director of the Russian real estate company Rusal, a company that owned a number of properties and companies in the U.S.PAPSOPOS’ CURRENT CURRENT PAST CHARGES:PAPAINS PENTHOUSE WAS TRAPPED IN LUXURY:Papades is the fourth Trump campaign official to be charged in connection with a potential collusion case.
The latest case comes amid a growing investigation into alleged coordination between Trump campaign officials and Russian operatives during the 2016 election.
The charges against Papadoses came in the same week the FBI indicted two former Trump campaign staffers on charges that they provided material support for the Islamic state of Iraq, the Levant.
The first, former communications director Jason Miller, pleaded guilty in September to lying about a contact he had with a Syrian dissident in Syria and making false and misleading statements to investigators.
In March 2018, Papadsophos pleaded not guilty to charges that he had lied to federal investigators about his interactions with the Russian intelligence agent who accompanied him to the meeting, according to a criminal complaint filed in the case by the Justice Department’s criminal division.
Trump himself was also accused of making misleading statements during his campaign.
Trump was asked during a press conference on Monday if Papados was guilty of the same things he was accused of.
Trump said that he has no idea whether Papadopolos is guilty.
Trump did not answer a question about whether Papadsopalos had children.PALACE IS STILL TAKING A LOOK AT THE COLLUSION CASE:Papsopoulos is one of two Trump campaign advisers indicted in the Russia investigation.
The other is former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty Monday to lying on a federal form to FBI agents about the nature of his communications with the Russians.
On Monday, a White House official confirmed that the president was looking into the Papadsomos case.
TRUMP’S TIES TO THE CASE ARE AS FAR BACK AS A DECADE:The Papadops case is part of a larger investigation into Trump and his associates ties to Russia.
A March 2017 article in the New York Times reported that the special counsel was investigating whether Trump had any ties to the Russian government.
In an interview with Fox News in August 2017, Papadakis was asked whether he thought he was in a position to be in a role in politics with the president.PAPPADOS, MONEY’S PLAYBOOK:In a 2017 deposition, Papadesopoulos said that money was his “biggest influence” on his campaign and that he “did not spend a penny” of his own money on the campaign.
The former campaign adviser said that “my wife, who is an American citizen, has had enough of money and I’ve been trying to make some changes and we’re doing