George Papadopoulos, who is awaiting his trial in September 2018, as part of the Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation in the Russian Probe, the Russian interference into the Presidential Election of 2016. Are now in full steam ahead, as the new memo to the courts are stating further matters, where the individual have broken his agreement and trust with the Special Counsel. That is why the prosecution are asking for him to sentenced.
Lying to investigators:
“The interview on January 27, 2017 was not a hurried or forced encounter: the agents met the defendant where he was living at the time, they told him they wanted his help with a sensitive national security investigation, and they made it clear the interview would be “completely voluntary.” (PSR ¶ 51).1 The defendant said he wanted to help the agents with their investigation, and he chose to travel
with the agents to the FBI office in Chicago, Illinois, where he proceeded to answer questions, and
to lie, for more than two hours”.
Therefore, his testimony and affidavit for the court have been tampered with as he has not been truthful. The defendant has used the FBI time to compel lies and deception, instead of an honest interview.
Further, the lies was about his Russian connections:
“As described in detail in the Statement of Offense and the PSR, while serving as a policy advisor to the Trump campaign, the defendant met a professor of diplomacy in London (the “Professor”) who introduced the defendant to a Russian woman (the “Female Russian National”) and to a Russian national connected to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the “Russia MFA Connection”). (PSR ¶¶ 22-49). The Professor told the defendant that the Russians had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails,” and the defendant had a series of communications over a period of months with the Professor, the Female Russian National, and the Russia MFA Connection in which they discussed arranging a meeting between Russian officials and the Trump campaign”.
So Papadopoulos knew perfectly well what he was up to and used his insides to get the information that the Trump Campaign needed. For a foreign agent, which is a violation of Electoral Law, as well, as questionable at best a patriotic citizen. He has already also lied to FBI, that is two counts of criminal conduct by the high ranking staffer within the Trump Campaign.
Receiving cash from foreign intelligence:
“Based on the defendant’s offense level under the Guidelines, the applicable range for a fine
is $500 to $9,500. The defendant provided information about $10,000 in cash he received from a
foreign national whom he believed was likely an intelligence officer of a foreign country (other
than Russia). The defendant has stated that he kept that money in a safe pending his sentencing in
this case and Counsel for the defendant has consented to the imposition of this fine amount”.
With all of this information, there are likely connection with George and Carter Paige, as well as other within the Trump Campaign. As the knowledge of the Clinton E-Mails and the hacking of Podesta and the DNC. Are spawning to new levels and the intention of leaking these damaging e-mails from them. Which the Russian hackers and state officers has gotten a hold off. That is why these revealing factors. Shows how connected Papadopoulos was with Russian Intelligence and with the Trump Campaign, which had no trouble gaining this advantage of hacked documents. Even if that was using a foreign connections to interfere in the U.S. Presidential Elections in 2016.
If he gets sentenced. He would be third Trump Campaign High-Ranking official who get sentenced, first it was Alexander Van Der Zwaan, Paul Manafort and now him. Certainly, as the net is closing in and the details are leaking through the court documents. More intel and more knowledge will be shown. As the case progresses and the revelation of transactions, information sharing and of co-conspiracy between the parties will arrive. Until then. We are awaiting and seeing what more shades of gray that can become evidence. Peace.