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Ex-Trump campaign adviser George Papadopolous pleads guilty

Documents released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller show that former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopolous plead guilty to lying about connections to people close to the Russian government.


According to the documents, shortly after Papadopoulos learned he would become a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign, he met in March 2016 with a Russian professor who claimed to have "dirt" on Clinton. Investigators say Papadopoulos had told them he met with the professor before he learned of his role in the campaign.

Ten days later, Papadopoulos met with a female Russian national who was introduced to him as a niece of Russian President Vladimir Putin with ties to senior Kremlin officials, investigators said.

Papadopoulos told investigators that his correspondence with the woman was superficial when in fact the purpose of the contacts was to set up a meeting between Russian leaders and the Trump campaign, the court filings said.

Here is the plea deal:

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