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    Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indictment

    Papadopoulos' guilty plea is much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indictment - CNNPolitics

    "In truth and in fact, however, and as set forth above, defendant PAPADOPOULOS met the Professor for the first time on or about March 14, 2016, after defendant PAPADOPOULOS had already learned he would be a foreign policy advisor for the Campaign; the Professor showed interest in defendant PAPADOPOULOS only after learning of his role on the Campaign; and the Professor told defendant PAPADOPOULOS about the Russians possessing" dirt" on then-candidate Clinton in late April 2016, more than a month after defendant PAPADOPOULOS had joined the Campaign."

    So, Papadopoulos copped to lying to the FBI about the timing of his contacts with Russians. In his initial interview in January 2016, Papadopoulos was insistent that he had reached out to his foreign contact "The Professor" (amazing!) before he had formally joined the Trump presidential campaign. He was arrested in July, pleaded guilty in October and appears to have been cooperating in between.
    It appears that Papadoupolos was flipped and took a guilty plea several weeks before news of his indictment was released today.

    Some folks on Team Trump are probably sweating bullets right now wondering what he turned over to Mueller in return for the plea bargain.

    Statement from Papadopoulos attorney unlikely to relieve their anxiety:

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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

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    It appears that Papadoupolos was flipped and took a guilty plea several weeks before news of his indictment was released today.

    Some folks on Team Trump are probably sweating bullets right now wondering what he turned over to Mueller in return for the plea bargain.

    Statement from Papadopoulos attorney unlikely to relieve their anxiety:

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    Never heard of this guy before today and it is curious as to why he felt he had to lie to the FBI about the timing of his contacts with these Russians. You would think people would know better than to lie to the FBI, but apparently not.

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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Never heard of this guy before today and it is curious as to why he felt he had to lie to the FBI about the timing of his contacts with these Russians. You would think people would know better than to lie to the FBI, but apparently not.
    Well, that's kind of the thing: I'm pretty sure everybody in the Trump administration and campaign lied about their contacts with Russians. If even one person was honest from the start, I'm not aware of it.

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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

    I just have seen a report on CNN, Papadapolous turned over emails from Gates to Manafort which directly implicates an attempt at collusion between the Russian Gov and the Trump campaign. Trump really wanted those emails and this is contrary to what Trump has been claiming for months. The only thing fake here is Trumps integrity. First it was fake news, then it was a witch hunt, now its "oh he was a low level advisor". Do you Trumpsters not see the narrative changing as the story develops, one does not need an anvil to fall all their head to see what is going on here. Trumps team WANTED to sell us out for a win, and your too busy on the Hilldog hate train to see were the actual issue lies.
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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, that's kind of the thing: I'm pretty sure everybody in the Trump administration and campaign lied about their contacts with Russians. If even one person was honest from the start, I'm not aware of it.
    But for anyone with a brain in their head, the lying stops when it is the FBI asking the questions. Chances are, if they are asking you a question, they already know the right answer.

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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Never heard of this guy before today and it is curious as to why he felt he had to lie to the FBI about the timing of his contacts with these Russians. You would think people would know better than to lie to the FBI, but apparently not.
    That's really funny, because he was one of Trump's foreign policy advisers.

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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    But for anyone with a brain in their head, the lying stops when it is the FBI asking the questions. Chances are, if they are asking you a question, they already know the right answer.
    If you are able to exercise that level of judgment, then you, my friend, don't have what it takes to be a member of the Trump team.

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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

    There has apparently been a lot of drain swampage since last year.

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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    There has apparently been a lot of drain swampage since last year.
    That's nothing compared with the swamp drainage that's going to occur in the coming months.

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    Re: Why George Papadopoulos' guilty plea is a much bigger problem for Trump than the Manafort indict

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Never heard of this guy before today and it is curious as to why he felt he had to lie to the FBI about the timing of his contacts with these Russians. You would think people would know better than to lie to the FBI, but apparently not.
    Sessions lied to congress about it. Flynn lied to the rest of the WH, maybe others. Very stupid, I agree.
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