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Mon Oct 30, 2017, 07:31 PM

Trump campaign officials suggested getting 'someone low level' to communicate with Russians

A court document released on Monday said members of President Donald Trump's campaign discussed finding a low-level staff member to communicate with the Russian government so as not to arouse any suspicion.

The detail was included in a footnote in newly unsealed charge against George Papadopoulos, who worked on the Trump campaign as a foreign-policy adviser. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to the FBI about his interactions with Russia.

In May 2016, Papadopoulos said in an email to someone described as a high-ranking campaign official that his contacts in Russia wanted to meet with Trump, the court document says.

"Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite sometime and have been reaching out to me to discuss," he wrote to the official, who then forwarded the email to another campaign official along with the request that they send a low-level staffer.

"Lets discuss. We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips," the official said, referring to Trump. "It should be someone low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal."



http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-campaign-george-papadopoulos-low-level-russia-manafort-gates-2017-10

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 07:47 PM

1. Very interesting! I guess we will soon find out the identity of the "high ranking

campaign official" who colluded in this!

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 08:01 PM

2. Manafort was already confirmed as one person

involved with this email chain

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