Donald Trump is in a world of hurt right now and he knows it, which is why he keeps constantly deflecting in ANY way possible from his “alleged” collusion with Russia.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re likely aware that three people have been indicted in Special Counsel, Robert Mueller’s probe into the activities of Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election. Former Campaign Chair Paul Manafort, his protégé Richard Gates and Foreign Policy Adviser George Papadopoulos have either been indicted or have pleaded guilty for their part in that fiasco.
But today, news broke that Papadopoulos may have a bigger stake in this election scam than anyone knows.
George Papadopoulos claimed last year that Donald Trump telephoned him to discuss his new position as a foreign policy adviser to his presidential campaign and that the two had at least one personal introductory meeting that the White House has not acknowledged.
Papadopoulos also claimed that he’d been given a “blank check” to choose a senior Trump administration job and authorized to represent the candidate in overseas meetings with foreign leaders, and at a campaign event in New York. Papadopoulos made the claims in several interviews with two Greek journalists during and after the 2016 election, one of whom detailed them for POLITICO. They contradict assertions by Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other Trump officials that Papadopoulos was a big player in the campaign whom they barely remember.
This is pretty damning, as a person close to Papadopoulos claims he bragged about his position, saying:
Everyone knows I helped him [get] elected, now I want to help him with the presidency.”
It all remains to be seen what will happen next with this investigation, but as Papadopoulos is a willing participant in it — Trump should probably start preparing to leave the White House.
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