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Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:32 AM

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI agents in Mueller probe

Source: Associated Press

BREAKING: Court papers: Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI agents in Mueller probe.



Read more: https://mobile.twitter.com/AP/status/925005966445371392



If you don't remember the name, he is the guy that set up the trump tower Russia meeting on behalf of the campaign.


Edit: Full text story


https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59f7354be4b07fdc5fbfa210?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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Reply Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to FBI agents in Mueller probe (Original post)
Dr. Jack Oct 2017 OP
Glimmer of Hope Oct 2017 #1
Dr. Jack Oct 2017 #2
ehrnst Oct 2017 #8
Deuce Oct 2017 #20
Pugster Oct 2017 #11
Dr. Jack Oct 2017 #16
leftynyc Oct 2017 #14
Scarsdale Oct 2017 #3
ffr Oct 2017 #19
Zambero Oct 2017 #4
bucolic_frolic Oct 2017 #5
Motley13 Oct 2017 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2017 #9
Le Gaucher Oct 2017 #7
Dr. Jack Oct 2017 #10
onetexan Oct 2017 #12
Tom Rinaldo Oct 2017 #25
onetexan Oct 2017 #26
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2017 #13
JusticeForAll Oct 2017 #15
mobeau69 Oct 2017 #23
ffr Oct 2017 #24
Honeycombe8 Oct 2017 #17
Honeycombe8 Oct 2017 #18
onetexan Oct 2017 #21
Honeycombe8 Oct 2017 #22
marylandblue Oct 2017 #27
Stuart G Oct 2017 #28
Dr. Jack Oct 2017 #29
riversedge Oct 2017 #30
Blue_Tires Oct 2017 #31
riversedge Oct 2017 #32
sarcasmo Oct 2017 #33

Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:35 AM

1. Yes!

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:36 AM

2. No, this isn't about the campaign or russia

Sure, all of the people charged so far worked for the campaign and had secret dealings with Russia but these two things are unrelated. From what fox news is saying that is just about manafort not paying sales tax on a pack of gum in 1994.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:33 AM

20. Thanks for the info...certainly appears to be the case.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:04 AM

11. Welcome to DU. And yes, it is about Russia

 

It is nice to see new members here.
Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying, and the lies were about Russia. He attempted to meet with Putin.

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Response to Pugster (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:28 AM

16. I actually joined in 2012 but my account was lost after the hack

Thanks all the same though

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Response to Dr. Jack (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:26 AM

14. You and fox are

 

focusing on the wrong guy. Gates was still working with donnie up to June of this year.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:37 AM

3. Dominos?

One falls, the rest are not far behind.

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:31 AM

19. What a coincidence in timing, right?



Rupubliturds can lie to you and I, but when they do it to the FBI, pucker up Mo-Fos!!

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:37 AM

4. And the plot thickens

This was the notorious "orphans" meeting, per Trump Jr's fictitious explanation to Hannity when news of the meeting first broke.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:38 AM

5. First pile of lies rolling along

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:40 AM

6. That $430,000 moron pledged for attorney fees is going to go fast



I have a feeling that Flynn has already been persuaded to cooperate.


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Response to Motley13 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:59 AM

9. They have probably indicted Manafort first to put the fear of dog into Flynn


Flynn was shopping a plea deal months ago and got a cool response. It may be that they want to really put the screws on him to ensure that he really tells everything, ... and then some more.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 10:44 AM

7. And an another gone.. And an another gone

 

Another one bites the dust

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:01 AM

10. The charges against Papadopoulos directly reference trump

Ruh roh

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Response to Dr. Jack (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:07 AM

12. Mueller's indictment of manafort & gates is causing others to fess up

brilliant tactic by Mueller - go after the highest indictable scumbag and scare the rest of 'em into submission.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 12:46 PM

25. Indictimng Manafort and his deputy Gates simultaneiously means each must scramble to cut a deal

with what they know before the other one does and thus negates the bargaining position of he who lags to sing.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #25)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 12:49 PM

26. in deed, will be interesting to see which canary sings first

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:07 AM

13. Ooh, this is the juicy campaign one - statement of offense here:

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/george-papadopoulos-pleads-guilty-lying-to-fbi

One of the Russians they met was described as "Putin's niece"! (But she wasn't, actually. But that got them all excited)

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:27 AM

15. I think this is the bigger news today!

Apparently he turned himself in on October 5! And his pleadings concern attempted collusion with Russia.

More dominoes will certainly be falling from here!

Big big news 😀

I wonder what other gifts might be under this early xmas tree...

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Response to JusticeForAll (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:41 AM

23. BINGO!

35. On July 27, 2017, defendant PAPADOPOULOS was arrested upon his arrival at
Dulles International Airport. Following his arrest, defendant PAPADOPOULOS met with the
Government on numerous occasions to provide information and answer questions.

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Response to JusticeForAll (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 12:07 PM

24. Good thing tRump is expanding the detention service facilities. We're going to need the room.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:30 AM

17. He was indicted? I hadn't heard that. It's starting to rain criminals connected to Trump.nt

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:30 AM

18. It takes a lot of hubris to lie to the FBI. Is he nuts? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:36 AM

21. learned it from his nutso boss - 45 lies continuously and without blinking

all the minions - KellyAnn, the huckaby-sanders gal, etc. - lie daily on national news. This whole GOP campaign is one big lie.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:39 AM

22. They apparently equate the FBI & CIA with media. They are learning the difference.

They're as stupid as they're supporters.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 12:54 PM

27. Papadopoulous is a patsy

He got played, but at least he knew enough to cut his losses early.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 01:00 PM

28. About Mueller and these indictments,. and what could follow??

From what I read about Mueller, he is not new at this. He has been in the business of catching bad guys, getting them to confess, and sending them to jail for many years. Part of the deal I guess, (I don't know much about it)..is getting one bad guy to squeal on another bad guy. Often they get one to squeal on another who might be higher up in the organization. Then, the good guys go after that guy, to squeal on the next one further up and so on. That idea is not new either. So we are seeing the progression. I sure hope the good guys get all the bad guys....including the ones further up the ladder, and at the top, no matter who they are

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 02:07 PM

29. Interesting detail from the government documents on this

This was mentioned in 538's live chat on the matter

There are also some small details in the charge that come into brighter focus in the context of other reporting on Papadopoulos. One breadcrumb stands out:

In May 2016, Papadopoulos emailed a “high-ranking campaign official” (Manafort) writing: “Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite sometime and has been reaching out to me to discuss.” In a footnote, the government added that the campaign official forwarded the email to another official (Rick Gates, without cc’ing Papadopoulos) and added, “Let[‘]s discuss. We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips. It should be someone low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal.”

It’s not clear what “someone low level” was meant to do. It could simply be that the person was being delegated to give Papadopoulos the brush-off. But the fact that the other two people on the email thread were also indicted today — and that Papadopoulos is now in a position to explain the context of all of the exchanges cited in the charge to Mueller’s team — isn’t good news for Trump or the people in his orbit.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 06:07 PM

30. Sanders calls Papadopoulos' role "extremely limited" + "a volunteer position"; insists it has nothi

oh, per the WH--there is a godzilla light years between Papa and Trumpy!



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Sanders calls Papadopoulos' role "extremely limited" + "a volunteer position"; insists it has nothing to do with WH
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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 06:07 PM

31. LOL

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 07:06 PM

32. TRUMP: names for foreign policy Team: ..#Papadopoulos, hes an energy and oil consultant, excellent




TRUMP: names for foreign policy Team: ..#Papadopoulos, he’s an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy;...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/21/a-transcript-of-donald-trumps-meeting-with-the-washington-post-editorial-board/?tid=a_inl&utm_term=.ab9e6802bb74 #resist

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Mon Oct 30, 2017, 11:06 PM

33. Manafort Monday, the best day of 2017.

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