Skip to comments.Papadopoulos willing to testify before Congress
Posted on 09/12/2018 1:34:00 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign policy aide, told Politico Wednesday that he is willing to testify before Congress.
"I don't have an issue as long as my lawyers are fine," he said.
Papadopoulos' overseas activities were the initial trigger for the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.
When the FBI cited Papadopoulos' involvement with Australian diplomat Alexander Downer when it opened the probe in Aug. 2016.
Papadopoulos reportedly told Downer he had been informed Russians had obtained thousands of Hillary Clinton's emails by Joseph Mifsud, a professor with ties to the country. Whether Papadopoulos shared this information with the Trump campaign remains a mystery.
Papadopoulos' statement comes after he was sentenced to two weeks in jail for lying to the FBI about foreign interactions on Sep. 7.
Papadopoulos has gone on the offensive since then, suggesting Western intelligence officials set him up to incriminate Trump's campaign. According to Politico, he gone as far as to say that he is interested in testifying about these claims to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees.
Senator Mark Warner (D), Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, told reporters Wednesday that his committee has not made progress on bringing on Papadopolous to testify.
"The Chairman and I have both indicated that it would be very useful for Papadopolous to testify before the committee, he had put forward some documents, but we have not had an attempt to question him in person," Warner said.
“suggesting Western intelligence officials set him up to incriminate Trump’s campaign”
Undoubtedly what happened.
I suspect they would be more interested in seeing Mamadopolous, who is hot.
“The Hill” apparently doesn’t know the time line of FBI abuse.
He walked into this morass with an unhealthy portion of naivete. He even reported, he claims (and I don’t doubt) his suspicions to the FBI while he was being puffed and stroked by Mifsud and Halper.
Now he’s going to get himself killed.
True. He was a political climber who was too naive to see he was involved in political blood sport.
He was the perfect patsy.
“Now hes going to get himself killed.”
Hopefully, it’s too late for Arkancide...
I hadn’t heard that...:)
Which is why they chose him. The Leftist Operatives operate as Child Molesters do.
They find someone vulnerable and groom them.
Who’s paying his lawyers?
Who claims that Papadop is an idiot?
Papa will also summarize his stay in the Federal jail.
Funny thing that Popadopolis would not say he was set up for prosecution by investigators. His oddly chatty wife has said it, and she leans on investigators tactics today, but these two are odd birds right now.
Too weird on Hannity last night, a skittish pair, especially him, like a gun to his head.
I have always thought that the guy was off center, the wife just off.
We know that Halper and Fidsus worked for Western intelligence agencies. They were the ones suggesting to Papadopoulos that they had contacts with Russians who had the “goods” on Hillary. The whole thing was a set up.
That window may have passed - they'd have to kill his lawyers, their teams and a few others now...
In my opinion the real news is that he was sentenced to only 14 days in prison. Too me that says something about what the Judge thought of the entire case.
I don't think I have much of a reason to trust either Papadop or Warner (who still backs the Obama/deep state Russia "assessment"), but possibly something good could come out of this.
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