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WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Sunday rejected a last-minute bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to delay his two-week prison term and ordered him to surrender Monday as scheduled. Papadopoulos sought the delay until an appeals court had ruled in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

WASHINGTON | Ex Trump campaign adviser may try to withdraw guilty plea

WASHINGTON — George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who admitted lying to the FBI in the Russia probe, says he’s considering withdrawing his guilty plea. In an interview Friday on “Fox & Friends,” Papadopoulos said he learned new information Thursday when he spoke to congressional investigators that he “can’t publicly disclose.” Because of that, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex Trump campaign adviser may try to withdraw guilty plea

WASHINGTON | Papadopoulos wraps up lengthy interview with House panels

WASHINGTON— George Papadopoulos made his first appearance Thursday before congressional investigators, part of an effort to clear his name after pleading guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Papadopoulos, who admitted lying to the FBI and was sentenced in September to two weeks in prison, met behind closed doors with two GOP-led House committees … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Papadopoulos wraps up lengthy interview with House panels

WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser sentenced to 14 days in prison

WASHINGTON — George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday after he told a judge he was “deeply embarrassed and ashamed” for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian intermediaries. Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ex-Trump campaign adviser sentenced to 14 days in prison

WASHINGTON | Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos say Donald Trump “nodded with approval” when Papadopoulos suggested he could facilitate a meeting between the Republican candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin. That contention is in a sentencing memorandum filed late Friday night. Defense lawyers are seeking probation for Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty last … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Papadopoulos: Trump ‘nodded’ at suggestion of Putin meeting

WASHINGTON | Wife of former Trump adviser defends husband on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — The wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos defended her husband Wednesday in an interview with Democrats on the House intelligence committee and said she hopes he receives a pardon. Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos said she traveled to Washington for the interview — even paying her own way — because she wanted … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wife of former Trump adviser defends husband on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON | Wife of former Trump adviser appears on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON — The wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has arrived on Capitol Hill to speak to Democrats on the House intelligence committee. Simona Mangiante is doing the interview Wednesday with Democrats who are frustrated by the lack of action from House Republicans. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last year to lying to investigators … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Wife of former Trump adviser appears on Capitol Hill

What the GOP memo says (and doesn’t say)

WASHINGTON (AP)(STL.News)— After more than a week of partisan bickering and social media-fueled buildup, the #releasethememo crowd got their wish. President Donald Trump declassified it. The GOP majority of the House intelligence committee released it. And the public dissection of the four-page, GOP-authored document began. Here are a few key takeaways: WHAT’S THE GIST? The … Continue reading What the GOP memo says (and doesn’t say)