Aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to jail time in Mueller probe

Former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in plea deal with Mueller probe

Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation, said he was "deeply embarrassed and ashamed" for having lied to FBI agents during an interview a year ago and acknowledged that his actions could have hindered their work.

The DNC's revelation came in court filings Friday in their lawsuit against Russian Federation, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

He told the US District Court in Washington DC: "I made a bad mistake for which I paid dearly and I am terribly ashamed".

The professor told Papadopoulos the Russians had "dirt" on Mr Trump's Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton in the form of "thousands of emails".

Papadopoulos learned his fate Friday in federal court in Washington.

He is the first former campaign aide to be sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

In addition to the prison time, Mr. Papadopoulos was sentenced to one year of supervised release and 200 hours of community service.

Prosecutors said the lies Papadopoulos told slowed the investigation and prevented the FBI from arresting Mifsud before he could leave the United States. "But they got him on, I guess, a couple of lies".

During his sentencing hearing Papadopoulos said his case should serve as a warning to others.

"The president of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever could".

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The deal included a possible prison sentence of up to five years and three months.

The lawyers argued Papadopoulos lied as he was influenced by the President's aggressive sentiments on the probe.

Former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos could have been given a bigger sentence.

"I made a awful mistake, but I am a good man who is eager for redemption", Papadopoulos said at his sentencing hearing.

According to the New York Times, George Papadopoulos played a key role in sparking the FBI's probe of Donald Trump's contacts with Russian Federation after he told a diplomat that Russian Federation had dirt on Hillary Clinton. He had discussed with those foreigners the possibility of a foreign trip where Donald Trump could meet Vladimir Putin.

"People point and snicker and I am terribly depressed", he said. Explaining his sentence, Moss also looked to Alex Van Der Zwaan's sentence of 30 days in prison, and noted how Van Der Zwaan was a lawyer and expressed far less remorse to the judge at his sentencing compared to Papadopoulos.

But he said then-senator and now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions "was actually enthusiastic". Papadopoulos says he had nothing to do with the leak.

In the 16-page sentencing memo seeking leniency, his attorneys Breen, Robert W. Stanley, and Todd S. Pugh, wrote, "to say George was out of his depth would be a gross understatement".

"We were hoping for no jail time but two weeks is OK", Maria Stamatopoulos said.

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