While the last three U.S. presidents hadn’t issued any pardons at this point in their presidency, Trump has shown a penchant for issuing pardons, particularly for his political friends. Since taking office, he’s already pardoned five people, including Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative provocateur who pleaded guilty in 2014 of violating federal campaign finance laws, and controversial former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of criminal contempt last year for violating a federal judge’s order barring him and his office from detaining individuals solely based on suspicions about their immigration status. … [Read more...] about George Papadopoulos’ Wife Asks Trump To Pardon Her Husband
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Papadopoulos did serve a brief sentence after a plea bargain, but added Americans just do not get "prosecuted" or "persecuted" for FARA violations, which shows the extensive efforts the government went to try to get to the president for Russian operatives having supported his campaign. … [Read more...] about George Papadopoulos: ‘Trump Is Now on the Offense’
Papadopoulos, 31, was charged with willfully and knowingly making false statements to FBI agents regarding “the timing, extent and nature of his relationships and interactions with certain foreign nationals whom he understood to have close connections with senior Russian government officials,” according to court documents. … [Read more...] about George Papadopoulos, ex-Trump aide, implicated in Russia probe: Who is he?
In 2015, he served briefly as an oil and gas consultant for Energy Steam before transitioning to Ben Carson‘s presidential campaign, according to his LinkedIn page. That ended in Feb 2016, and Papadopoulos was director at the Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law and Security. This set him up nicely for his March 2016 start at the Trump campaign. … [Read more...] about Who Is George Papadopoulos, Trump Campaign Adviser Who Talked to Russians?
Papadopoulos, written off by Trump aides as a "coffee boy," was in fact a significant player in the 2016 campaign, Simona Mangiante said. And therefore, Mangiante implied, his decision to plead guilty and cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller was bad news for Trump. … [Read more...] about Wife of Mueller Witness George Papadopoulos Asks Trump to Pardon Him