|George Papadopoulos (via Alexandria, VA, Sheriff’s dept)|
Former Trump campaign foreign policy consultant George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI a year ago about his activities with the campaign, was sentenced today to 14 days in prison.
From ABC News:
In a DC federal courtroom, Papadopoulos was handed 14 days in prison and 12 months of supervised release by U.S. Judge Randolph Moss. Papadopoulos was also given 200 hours of community service and a $9,500 fine.
Papadopoulos’s attorney, Tom Breen, told the court that “the president of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos” by declaring the Russia investigation fake news. Breen said Papadopoulos was following Trump’s lead.
A week later when he was questioned by FBI in Chicago, his motive for lying was “loyalty to his career and a future with the Trump administration.”
Papadopoulos was the first Trump associate to be arrested.
In the aftermath of his arrest, Donald Trump diminished any importance Papadopoulos might have had down to merely “coffee boy” status.