Ex-Trump campaign aide jailed in Russian Federation probe
10 September, 2018, 06:10 | Author: Carlos George
"I made a terrible mistake, but I am a good man who is eager for redemption", Papadopoulos said. "My entire life has been turned upside down".
His reaction was that Mifsud "was simply repeating gossip and rumors", Papadopoulos said.
"I do credit the sense that he does feel remorse", Moss said.
"In some ways it constitutes a calculated exercise of self-interest over the national interest", the judge said. The professor has since left the United States.
Since that time, the former campaign aide has been cooperating with investigators working with Robert Mueller on the Russian election interference probe. He also fined him $US9500 ($13,000) and ordered him to complete 200 hours of community service and one year of probation after his release.
In October, Papadopoulospleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the timings of his meetings with a Kremlin-linked professor. Joseph Mifsud vanished from the public eye late past year after his name surfaced in stories about the Russian Federation investigation.
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After the hearing, outside the courthouse, Breen told reporters that he thought the sentence was appropriate.
"While its true that George made some political rookie mistakes on the campaign and afterwards it's important to remember that he's the victim here", Gordon said. "I think he learned his lesson". More accurately, Papadopoulos hemmed and hawed, and finally settled on, "I might have, but I have no recollection of doing so".
"I am very happy with the judge".
The FBI cancelled the meeting when it discovered that Papadopoulos had sat down for a media interview about the case.
But even without his active help, the court record suggests that Mueller's team learned a lot from his emails and texts, as well as from seizing his phone. Papdopoulos had allegedly been communicating with a professor and with ties to the Russian government who told him that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, including those stolen emails.
Both Papadopoulos' mother and his now-wife, Simona Mangiante, whom he met through LinkedIn during the 2016 campaign, have been his outspoken defenders since his plea.
Papadopoulos apparently raised the possibility of setting up a meeting between Trump and Putin during a national security meeting in March 2016.
United States investigators were only alerted to Papadopoulos's activities in mid-2016 after he told Australia's ambassador to London, Alexander Downer, about his talks with Mifsud during a late-night drinking session in a London pub.
Russian Federation has continually denied allegations of interfering in the 2016 election.
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