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Trump campaign gave feds the goods on Papadopoulos, says White House – Washington Times

(Washington Times)  The White House on Tuesday said it was the Trump campaign that gave the feds the goods on George Papadopoulos, a low-level campaign aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia.“Papadopoulos is an example of someone doing the wrong thing while the campaign was doing the right thing,” said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Mrs. Sanders said that the Trump campaign has always fully cooperated with the investigation, including turning over all of Mr. Papadopoulos’s emails.

Those emails revealed that Mr. Papadopoulos lied to FBI agents about his attempts to arrange meetings between Russian agents, and even Russian President Vladimir Putin, and top officials in the Trump campaign.

Mr. Papadopoulos’s offers were repeatedly rebuffed by the campaign, although one official told him to go to Russia in order to gather dirt about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“What Papadopoulos did was lie and that’s on him, not the campaign,” said Mrs. Sanders.

Her comments echoed President Trump’s tweet earlier in the day in which he called Mr. Papadopoulos “was already proven to be a liar.”

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