Papadopoulos pleaded guilty a year ago for making a "materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement" to investigators during FBI's probe of Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election.
Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, wife of former Trump campaign foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos, said in an exclusive live interview with her husband on "This Week" Sunday that her worldwide political background raised "a red flag" for US investigators. A lawyer by training, she had become his public spokeswoman during the long months between his arrest and his sentencing.
After the sentencing Breen told reporters that because of Trump's comments, "when George went in on January 27 he was of the mindset, this (Russia probe) was not as significant as we have now all learned it to be". Three others have either pleaded guilty or been convicted. Maria said that the judge "got it right" in giving Papadopoulos 14 days in prison. "A great day for America!" tweeted the President. When they came to light, they triggered the investigation that has loomed over the first two years of Trump's presidency.
He suggested that Papadopoulos took his cues from Trump, who has tried to discredit the inquiry by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, into Russia's interference in the election and whether any Trump associates conspired.
According to Bloomberg News, the committee indicated that an investigator had been used to find Mifsud, who had disappeared for months, and was told the Maltese professor may be dead. Mifsud introduced him to others who ostensibly had connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin - including a woman who claimed to be Putin's niece.
The Democratic National Committee, which is suing Russian Federation, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for interfering in the 2016 election, said in a court filing Friday that it believes all the defendants in the case have been served with the complaint, "with the exception of Mifsud (who is missing and may be deceased)".
Breen said Papadopoulos had press interviews in NY with the couple considering moving to Los Angeles.
The professor told Papadopoulos the Russians had "dirt" on Mr Trump's Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton in the form of "thousands of emails". His reaction was that Mifsud "was simply repeating gossip and rumors", Papadopoulos said. "All I can say about this question - because I've been asked a million times - is if I told anyone it would have been discovered by now", he told CNN.
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"I wanted to distance myself as much as possible - and Trump himself and the campaign - from what was probably an illegal action or unsafe information", he said. "I might have, but I have no recollection of doing so".
Weeks later, stolen Clinton emails were leaked over the internet by what USA intelligence chiefs now say were Russian intelligence actors.
The Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russian Federation investigation will find out Friday whether he will be going to prison for lying to the FBI. He admitted to lying about those contacts to Mueller's team, which investigators said led them to miss a chance to interview the professor, Joseph Mifsud.
Papadopoulos apologized for his actions, telling a judge that he had made a "dreadful mistake" and was eager for redemption. "I was young and ambitious". His lawyer Tom Breen said that at the time, Papadopoulos was naive and acted on what he told the court was a "misguided loyalty" to Trump, who had been inaugurated as president just one week before.
Breen told Moss that Trump calling the Russian probe "fake news" and a "witchhunt" from the start influenced his client.
But the attorney said "the president of the United States hindered this investigation more than Papadopoulos ever could".
Instead, he sentenced Papadopoulos to spend 14 days in prison and another year under the supervision of a probation officer, and required him to perform 200 hours of community service.
But Senator Mark Warner, the senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has its own Russian Federation collusion investigation, applauded Mueller's work.