Sessions’s Lawyer Defends His Account of Trump Campaign Meeting


Papadopoulos told [statement of offense] Federal Bureau of Investigation officials that he had discussed Hillary Clinton's emails with a Russian professor before joining the Trump campaign.

Sessions, now the attorney general, told Congress last fall that he shut down the idea of that summit when Papadopoulos raised it in a meeting in 2016.

"My verdict speaks volumes", former Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos told ABC "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos Sunday.

"I pushed back at his suggestion", Sessions said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in November.

"The early date of this contact is significant: Even the Clinton campaign was not yet aware that Russian Federation possessed their stolen emails", Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee wrote in a status report about their investigation. "He was open to the idea and he deferred" to Sessions, then a USA senator from Alabama who was advising the campaign.

"Would be a very very big problem if British intelligence was weopanized [sic] against an American citizen", Papadopoulos said in the last tweet of eight he posted over a series of hours on Tuesday.

"I made a terrible mistake, but I am a good man who is eager for redemption", Papadopoulos said. He pleaded guilty to lying about meetings in London with Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud, in which Mifsud informed Papadopoulos that the Russians possessed stolen emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Despite constant attacks by the President, Mueller and his team "are conducting a serious, professional investigation" into the 2016 Trump campaign's contacts with Russians, Warner said in a statement.

"All I can say is that my testimony might have helped move something towards that, but I have no idea", he said.

It was that conversation with Downer that allegedly prompted the launch of an FBI investigation into the campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. Warner said in May that he believed the American people would tire of the Russian Federation investigations if they weren't completed this year.

PHOTO: George Papadopoulos appears on "The View" with his wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, Sept, 09, 2018.

Papadopoulos finally said that he was "remorseful" for how things had turned out, but claimed that he had never done anything without the knowledge of senior Trump campaign officials.

The two said they could set up a meeting between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials. He said he presented that possibility to the campaign at a national security meeting in March 2016.

Papadopoulos told Hannity it felt like a bomb was dropped on him.

The committee has already released some of its preliminary conclusions but has not yet issued key findings on the question of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. "I still have significant questions about how high that information went, and I know the Senate Intelligence Committee would like to hear directly from Mr. Papadopoulos".