The man who Robert Mueller sentenced to 14 measly days in jail for “lying” to the FBI, may become his biggest nightmare, and the undoing of the entire phony Russia probe.
George Papadopoulos, who worked on Tump’s campaign, says he us will to testify before Congress that he was “set up” by Western intelligence officials.
George Papadopoulos, the former Trump adviser sentenced to two weeks in prison for lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, says he’s willing to testify to Congress as long as his lawyers are OK with it.
Papadopoulos suspects he could have been set up by Western intelligence officials who wanted to incriminate President Trump or his campaign, Politico reported Wednesday.
He’s willing to testify to the House and Senate Judiciary committees about his suspicions.
The FBI began investigating the Trump campaign in August 2016 after Papadopoulos revealed to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer that Russian-linked professor Joseph Mifsud told him the Russians had thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Papadopoulos recently said in a television interview he has no recollection of ever telling his campaign colleagues that Russia had damaging emails about Clinton, but he couldn’t guarantee that he kept the secret from them either.
Papadopoulos told Politico he thinks his run-in with Downer in London was setup by Western intelligence officials.
“I think both committees deserve to know the truth about the suspicious Downer meeting and all the players involved leading to it,” Papadopoulos said.
He also floated the idea that Mifsud, who has not been heard from or seen in recent months, was a Western plant.
Mifsud told Papadopoulos about the emails months before WikiLeaks released emails stolen from Democratic Party officials and Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta. An indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller alleges Russia stole the emails and gave them to WikiLeaks.
Papadopoulos’ wife, Simona, has also questioned in recent months whether her husband had been set up.