Special counsel Robert Mueller is working to frame President Trump for colluding with the Russians.
That investigation blew up in his face.
That’s because one piece of paper turned the case upside down.
Robert Mueller recommended former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos be sentenced to anywhere from one to six months for lying to the FBI.
Papadopoulos lied to the FBI about when he spoke to Maltese Professor Joseph Mifsud.
Mifsud told Papadopoulos that the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton.
This conversation was allegedly the origin of the Russia investigation.
Papadopoulos’ lawyers responded with a letter arguing he should serve no prison time.
In their letter, Papadopoulos’s lawyers claim he never told anyone on the campaign about the Russians having dirt on Hillary.
Papadopoulos also told the FBI no one on the campaign colluded with the Russians.
The Daily Caller reports:
While Papadopoulos told the FBI details of his conversations with Mifsud, he lied to the FBI by claiming that the contacts occurred before he joined the Trump campaign.
Papadopoulos told federal investigators that he did not relay the Mifsud claim to anyone else on the Trump campaign.
“He told the agents he was unaware of anyone in the campaign knowing of the stolen Hillary Clinton emails prior to the emails being publicly released,” Papadopoulos’ lawyers wrote.
Papadopoulos also denied to FBI agents that he told anyone on the Trump campaign about the emails. But in interviews with prosecutors months later, “George reiterated that he does not recall ever passing the information along to the campaign.”
Anti-Trump reporters were counting on Papadopoulos’s cooperation with Mueller dealing Trump a knockout blow.
Instead, Papadopoulos confirmed what everyone knew: the idea the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians is a fake news hoax.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this story.