Ex-Trump Adviser Claims His Testimony Will Prove Trump’s Collusion With Russian Government
On Sunday, former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos claimed that his testimony would likely help special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collision with Russia.
“Do you think when the entire Mueller investigation is finished that they will demonstrate that there was collusion between the Trump campaign, Trump advisers and the Russians?” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Papadopoulos on “This Week.”
“I have no idea,” Papadopoulos responded. “All I can say is my testimony might have helped move something towards that.”
Papadopoulos also admitted to lying to the FBI in an attempt to not incriminate Donald Trump.
“Of course I’m remorseful, I’m contrite and I did lie [to the FBI] but you know you’re just taken off guard, I guess, in such a momentous occasion where you’re potentially sitting there incriminating the president. Even though, of course, I don’t think I did,” he said.
“That was probably in the back of my mind, of what exactly am I doing here talking about Russian hacking or election interference with a candidate that I just worked for,” he added
George Papadopoulos on if he believes collusion will be demonstrated between the Trump campaign and Russia once the special counsel investigation concludes: "I have no idea. All I can say is that my testimony might have helped move something towards that." https://t.co/de8rwfjb7S pic.twitter.com/zq5p1aMp0m
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