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[Washington, DC] Federal District Judith Randolph D. Moss admonished George Papadopoulos for lying to the F.B.I. in his sentence hearing this afternoon. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team had suggested a sentence of up to six months. Some thought a thirty-day sentence was more likely but Moss spared Papadopoulos with his 14-day sentence. He also made the point in his sentencing that “the gravity of the investigation and the need to send a message to the public as the reason for the imprisonment.”
The March 31st Apprentice Try-Out
Papadopoulos may very well have been remorseful but it was his antics as he admitted of “trying to impress Donald Trump” which led to today’s decision. In was that March 31st meeting that had the trappings of an Apprentice try-out that Papadopoulos has come to regret.
Papadopoulos has already served what could be defined as house-arrest or supervision for the past year as he awaited the decision from the Mueller team to move the case to the sentencing phase. In addition to 14 days, Papadopoulos was fined $9.500, ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and one-year probation, following serving his sentence.
George was loyal to the Trump campaign and his political candidate which is the reason we are here today, Thomas Breen, Attorney for George Papadopoulos
Papadopoulos claims Session was not truthful
After the hearing Papadopoulos and his wife hurried away in a black SUV. His attorney, Thomas Breen took time to take questions. One comment that caught some by surprise was the intimation that Papadopoulos was confident Attorney General Jeff Sessions was not truthful regarding Russian contacts in his testimony during his confirmation hearings.
President Trump has done more to impede the Russian investigation than my client George Papadopoulos. If he doesn’t know it by now, there should be no mystery that Russia interfered in our 2016 elections, Thomas Breen, Attorney for George Papadopoulos.