Former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos was charged by Robert Mueller and subsequently took a plea deal but he is considering rescinding it as new information seems to suggest that he was framed.
According to The Daily Caller
Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos said Friday that he is considering withdrawing from a plea agreement he has had for over a year with the special counsel’s office.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” the 31-year-old Papadopoulos asserted he was “framed” by Western intelligence agencies, including those within the U.S. government.
“I believe there was tremendous misconduct on the government’s behalf regarding my case,” Papadopoulos said in the interview. “And given certain information I learned yesterday that I can’t publicly disclose right now, I’m actually even considering withdrawing my agreement I have come to with the government.”
Papadopoulos was referring to his testimony Thursday to a joint congressional task force investigating the FBI and Department of Justice’s handling of the Trump-Russia collusion probe. It is unclear what was said in the deposition, but the two Republican lawmakers who attended the session said they came away with the belief that the FBI investigation was built on a faulty premise.
Papadopoulos was a major catalyst for the Russia investigation into meddling in the U.S. election and with the Trump campaign.