(National Sentinel)Â Nope: George Papadopoulos, a one-time low-level adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign, said he may back out of his plea arrangement with special counsel Robert Mueller because he feels he was “framed” by the Deep State.
â€œI believe there was tremendous misconduct on the governmentâ€™s behalf regarding my case,â€ Papadopoulos, 31, told “Fox & Friends” Friday. â€œAnd given certain information I learned just yesterday that I canâ€™t publicly disclose right now, Iâ€™m actually even considering withdrawing my agreement I have come to with the government.â€
He says he believes that Western governments conspired to frame him and others in their unsuccessful bid to tie POTUS Trump to a bogus “Russian collusion” story.
The Daily Caller reported further:
Papadopoulos was referring to his testimony Thursday toÂ a joint congressional task forceÂ investigating the FBI and Justice Departmentâ€™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.
â€œWhat weâ€™re finding without talking about specifics of whatâ€™s going on is that the whole reason that this investigation was opened up was certainly not one built on a solid foundation,â€ North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows told reporters afterÂ Papadopoulos testified.
Papadopoulos was reportedly the catalyst for the FBI to open an investigation into the Russian collusion angle in the summer of 2016, but it has since become clear the Obama Justice Department, and intelligence agencies were simply trying to ensnare then-GOP candidate Trump, who was rapidly rising in the polls and who was well into the process of defeating 16 other Republican candidates.
As a result of his plea arrangement, Papadopoulos will receive a light 14-day prison sentence for making a false statement to the FBI.
Asked why he would risk that and possibly receive a longer sentence, he said,Â â€œTo have to serve even one day in jail for something that now it seems that was completely orchestrated â€” I was framed in many ways â€” itâ€™s just something by principle and by precedent, I would never want another American to go through something like Iâ€™m going through again.â€
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