Carter Page: Russia 'May Have Come Up' In Email Exchanges With Papadopoulos

Carter Page: Russia 'May Have Come Up' In Email Exchanges With Papadopoulos

Carter Page: Russia 'May Have Come Up' In Email Exchanges With Papadopoulos

Court documents unsealed Monday revealed Papadopoulos, who was also a foreign policy adviser for Trump's campaign, lied to federal agents about his contacts with a professor whom he knew had substantial links to the Russian government. Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his contact with a professor who has ties to the Russian government.

This official said Papadopoulos exchanged emails "constantly" on foreign policy matters with the Trump team during the campaign.

That might come as a surprise to candidate Donald Trump, who in a March 2016 meeting with the editorial board of the Washington Post highlighted George Papadopoulos' role in his campaign.

Mifsud confirmed to The Telegraph newspaper that he is the professor mentioned as a would-be link between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

The lawyer's statement said Clovis opposed any trip to Russian Federation for Trump or his campaign staff but noted that Clovis may not have made his opposition known when "a volunteer made suggestions on a foreign policy matter".

That's a hard claim to swallow, since Papadopoulos was in regular contact with top campaign officials and met with a number of foreign officials as a Trump surrogate.

That was welcomed in Russia, where officials are watching the investigation closely since public evidence of Russian meddling, something that has not so far been presented, would be sure to translate into tougher US sanctions against Moscow.

Hayes went at it with Page over Papadopoulos, whom Carter dismissed as part of a large group of people who had joined the campaign once it became apparent Trump was going to capture the party nomination in the spring of 2016. Papadopoulos angered some on the foreign policy team in early May by urging former British Prime Minister David Cameron to apologize after calling Trump "divisive, stupid and wrong".

However, as the headlines skyrocketed around the web, a financial adviser based in Novi, Michigan, quickly took to his verified Twitter account to let the public know that, no, he has no political connections to the Trump campaign.

Emails obtained by the AP show that George Papadopoulos' conversations, cited in court papers, were with Joseph Mifsud and Ivan Timofeev.

Papadopoulos also met with a Russian woman in March 2016 along with the professor, according to the statement, and he relayed that information to the campaign.

In May, Papadopoulos had sent an email to a "high-ranking campaign official" with the subject line "Request from Russian Federation to meet Mr. Trump".

Papadopoulos, who was based in London at the time, did not attend them all, but he did attend a dinner meeting of the advisers in late June at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, along with Sessions. "It should be someone low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal", one of the campaign aides said.

They also hint at more headaches for the White House and former campaign officials.

Neither Trump nor his campaign was mentioned in the indictment against Manafort and Gates.

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