"While some in the room rejected George's offer, Mr. Trump nodded in agreement and faced Mr. Sessions, who seemed to like the idea, and explained that the campaign should address it." Georges fraud over Mr. Trump's recognition was outstanding In the following few days, Papadopoulos lawyers wrote in a lawsuit filed on Friday, and the Papadopoulos legal department said he shared his memories of the meeting with Robert Müller, his special adviser, on March 31, 2016.
The new description came in a criminal complaint request that Papadopoulos & # 39; s attorney team had filed federal judge late Friday night ̵
Papadopoulos "was the first domino, and many fell behind," his lawyers write Friday. "Despite the gravity of his offense, it is important to remember what Special Counsel said in George's guilty admission: he was only a small part of a large-scale investigation."
Papadopoulos pleaded with a prosecutor for lying guilty investigators last October. He asked the judge to sentence him to a probationary sentence he had served in the year since his request so that he could be released following his conviction next week.
In a lengthy account of his experiences, Papadopoulos & # 39; lawyers try the conviction letter, in which Papadopoulos was portrayed as a young and eager Trump campaigner unaware of the broad investigation of Russian interference in the election than he lied to the FBI last year
"Mr. Papadopoulos is ashamed and remorseful" Papadopoulos & # 39; lawyers wrote Friday. "His motives for lying to the FBI were wrong, but far from the sinister twist that the government suggests."
The Trump Putin Idea
Papadopoulos addresses details for the first time The idea of a meeting between Trump and Putin took place in March 2016 at a roundtable at the Trump International Hotel. Donald Trump, then-sen. Jeff Sessions and others attended the meeting.
About a month later, Papadopoulos learned that the Russians had "jerks" against Trump's oppositional Hillary Clinton in "thousands of e-mails."
A Trump-Putin meeting never
Search for parole
The prosecutors have previously asked the judge to imprison Papadopoulos for up to six months after he had foiled their early attempts To question foreigners who might have known of Russian interference in the presidential campaign. Prosecutors' convictions focused more on the repeated lies Papadopoulos told about his contact with foreigners when he spoke to the FBI last year, and less about his interactions within the Trump campaign.
On Friday, Papadopoulos & # 39; lawyers took on the image of an intellectually curious, successful and secular man. They describe his scientific work on energy policy abroad and his interest in working for Trump in 2016.
Papadopoulos had "no experience of US and Russian diplomacy" when he started Trump's campaign in 2016 – and eventually became one of the foreign policy advisers to the future president.
In March of that same year, Papadopoulos met London-based European professor Joseph Mifsud, who claimed to have ties to the Russian government, said Papadopoulos & # 39; s lawyers. "Professor Mifsud paid little attention to young George until he learned of his position as one of Trump's foreign policy advisors," they write.
Papadopoulos' defense team also describes the first time he spoke to the FBI months before the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Adviser. Papadopoulos thought the FBI agents who came to his mother's home while showering in early 2017 wanted to talk to him about the Russian businessman Sergei Millian – then get entangled in the Trump dossier coverage, according to the file. Millian had given Papadopoulos "a chance" at one point, the attorneys write, giving only a few more details.
Media reports around this time identified Millian as a source of information in the dossier, although CNN has not yet confirmed its involvement in the details in the dossier about alleged Trump-Russia collusion.
Millian has denied being a source for the dossier and says he has no compromising information about Trump.
Papadopoulos also spoke with the FBI investigators at this time about another foreign policy adviser for Trump with Russia connections, Carter Page and Mifsud and others.
Papadopoulos allows FBI to lie to his knowledge of hacked Clinton
"Out of loyalty to the new president and his desire to be part of the administration, he has risen to his own petard," write Papadopoulos & # 39; ;Lawyers.
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