Former US presidential advisor sentenced to 14 days in prison

Former US presidential advisor sentenced to 14 days in prison

"It was at best, begrudging efforts to cooperate".

Papadopoulos met with FBI agents investigating Russian interference in the election in late January 2017, almost two months before then-FBI Director James Comey formally acknowledged the existence of the FBI probe. His "entire life has been turned upside down" since his name became public, Papadopoulos said. Told the campaign's priority was to improve relations with Russian Federation, within weeks Papadopoulos made contact with a mysterious professor, Joseph Mifsud, who touted links to the Kremlin.

After Papadopoulos and his legal team left the courthouse in a black Chevy Suburban, his family members hung behind outside the courthouse.

"I am very happy with the judge".

"It's possible, yes", Mangiante Papadopoulos said.

Van der Zwaan had asked federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson for no jail time, and the government had asked for at least some imprisonment. That's the only thing I know about him.

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Breaking his silence for the first time since his guilty plea, Papadopoulos also doubled down on the claim that then-Sen.

His mother said on Friday that she "still supports" Trump.

"Papadopoulos misled investigators to save his professional aspirations and preserve a perhaps misguided loyalty to his master", the lawyers wrote.

Mueller's team hadn't taken a position on what precise sentence should be imposed, but had argued the sentencing guidelines called for up to six months in prison and that Papadopoulos' crime warranted incarceration.

Ultimately, Moss said he felt Papadopoulos expressed genuine remorse. He received a sentence of 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine.

According to Politico's Kyle Cheney, the Papadapoulos' lawyer blamed Trump saying, "The president of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever could", citing the president's attacks on the investigation as a "witch hunt" and "fake news".

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Told the campaign's priority was to improve relations with Russian Federation, within weeks he made contact with a mysterious professor, Joseph Mifsud, who touted links to the Kremlin.

Prosecutors working for Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller said Papadopoulos undermined their investigation and deprived them of a chance to ask a professor of diplomacy based in London how he knew Russians had obtained the "dirt" on Trump's rival, Hillary Clinton, in the form of thousands of emails. Said George was "naive" and "a fool".

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed Papadopoulos in January 2017, and he lied about his April 2016 conversation with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor working in London who had ties to Russian officials.

Even after his arrest and plea agreement past year, Goldstein said, Papadopoulos continued to be hard, only providing information after being confronted with documents such as emails and text messages. A scheduled Federal Bureau of Investigation cooperation interview was canceled. He and his wife later participated in more media interviews. When they came to light, they triggered the investigation that has loomed over the first two years of Trump's presidency. Last November, Sessions testified to Congress that he had "pushed back" against Papadopoulos' offer.

But Papadopoulos, referring to Sessions, said to CNN, "I remember that he was enthusiastic about a potential meeting". He publicly contradicted, in his court filing, congressional testimony from Attorney General Jeff Sessions about Sessions' response to the Putin-Trump meeting proposal.

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