“I DON’T KNOW ANYONE IN THE CAMPAIGN WHO’S INVOLVED”
by Sharon Rondeau
(Mar. 26, 2019) — Early Tuesday afternoon, House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-GA4) released a 239-page transcript from former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, who has been promising explosive information throughout the latter part of the Mueller “collusion” probe from his testimony to two congressional committees last fall.
Papadopoulos took a “guilty” plea for lying to the FBI and served two weeks in federal prison late last year. Approximately a month before in October, he testified to the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee and House Judiciary Committee as a witness to the claim that someone within the 2016 Trump campaign might have collaborated with Russian operatives to win the election.
Papadopoulos has claimed he was “framed” by government agents in the course of interviewing him about his activity in 2016 while he was living overseas and working in the energy sector.
A report delivered to the Justice Department on Friday found no evidence that anyone within the campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a summary issued by Attorney General William Barr.
In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, Papadopoulos announced the release of his book this morning, “Deep State Target,” documenting his version of events from that time. An introduction to the book reads:
“George Papadopoulos was the whole reason for the Trump Russia investigation.” —Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C
The only firsthand account that proves the attempted sabotage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign by American and international intelligence services, from former Trump adviser George Papadopoulos—whose global network, clandestine meetings about Hillary Clinton’s hacked emails, and rift with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions made him the first target of Spygate, the Mueller Investigation, and the Russian Collusion Hoax
The same introduction appears at the book’s location on Amazon.
Papadopoulos was asked not to discuss his deposition but has tweeted that he was the subject of a FISA warrant, as Trump adviser Carter Page was found to be. The “evidence” submitted to the FISA court to obtain the Page surveillance warrants consisted of a “dossier” compiled as opposition research on Trump, funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
Papadopoulos has also said that Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and Paul Manafort, a short-term Trump campaign manager and now a federal prisoner, were under surveillance in 2016.
He told the committee members that he had no contact with Russia or Russians. He has also said he believes many of his conversations with then-Australian ambassador to the UK Alexander Downer and others were recorded. Downer reportedly asked Papadopoulos to meet him at a bar, where Downer reportedly questioned him about any knowledge he might have had about whether or not the Russians had possession of Hillary Clinton’s 33,000 missing emails.
Given that Mueller found no evidence of collusion with Russia, many Americans and Republicans in Congress have called for “accountability” in the mainstream media and on the part of Democrats who claimed over the last two years that they had “evidence” that Trump or his aides had committed a crime.
On page 37, Papadopoulos said that he was interviewed by Mueller. On page 71, he revealed that he and Manafort were in touch in 2016 on occasion.
Over the last several months, Papadopoulos has claimed that the governments of Australia, Italy, and the UK were conspiring to thwart Trump’s candidacy.
On page 107, under questioning by Rep. Mark Meadows about “allegations that the Trump campaign was benefiting from Hillary Clinton emails,” Papadopoulos said, “I don’t know anyone in the campaign who’s involved.”