The View Grills George Papadopoulos: Did The Trump Campaign ‘Set You Up?’

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A lawyer for Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended Monday his client's congressional testimony about a Trump campaign meeting in March 2016 where an adviser proposed that the candidate meet with President Vladimir Putin of Russian Federation.

"I don't have anything to add to my numerous TV interviews on the subject past year", Mr. Gordon wrote in an email, linking to one in which he said that "Senator Sessions shut down that discussion because it was a bad idea, and he said, 'I prefer if no one ever speaks about this again'".

"I pushed back at his suggestion", Sessions said during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in November.

"As an influential foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, Mr. Papadopoulos was informed that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in the form of "thousands of emails" at a critical time during the campaign", Warner said. The DNC - which is suing Russian Federation, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for interfering in the 2016 election - said in a court filing Friday that it believes all the defendants in the case have been served with the complaint, "with the exception of Mifsud (who is missing and may be deceased)", Bloomberg reported. Trump deferred to then-Senator Jeff Sessions, who was "enthusiastic", he said.

Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation, acknowledged that his actions hindered an investigation of national importance, a move that the judge in his case said resulted in the 31-year-old putting his own self-interest above that of his country.

Breen said his client's primary interest was brokering a meeting between Trump and Putin, a move he believed the campaign supported.

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"As far as I remember, I absolutely did not share this information with anyone on the campaign", the ex-Trump campaign aide told CNN's Tapper. "Jeff Sessions, who I remember being quite enthusiastic about hosting", Papadopoulos said Sunday.

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Trump has consistently attacked and belittled his attorney general over Sessions' decision to recuse himself because the Russian Federation investigation involves the Trump campaign, of which Sessions was a top surrogate. "If that call went through, I may have told him, but it never went through". "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".

Prosecutors say those false statements, made during a January 2017 interview with federal investigators, led the FBI to miss an opportunity to interview Mifsud while he was in the United States in early 2017.

"If I did send an email, and especially if others were copied on it, I'm sure that evidence would have [been] introduced by now", Mr. Papadopoulos said.

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