Federal Bureau of Investigation agents interviewed Papadopoulos in January 2017, and he lied about his April 2016 conversation with Joseph Mifsud, a Maltese professor working in London who had ties to Russian officials.
During his January 2017 interview with the FBI, Papadopoulos misled investigators about when he was told Russian Federation allegedly had dirt on Ms. Clinton. "I don't know him", Trump said. Told the campaign's priority was to improve relations with Russian Federation, within weeks Papadopoulos made contact with a mysterious professor, Joseph Mifsud, who touted links to the Kremlin.
Papadopoulos' defense attorney, Thomas Breen, pointed fingers at President Donald Trump.
Papadopoulos told CNN in a late Friday interview that Trump "gave me a sort of a nod" and "wasn't committed either way" at that meeting - but that Sessions "was actually enthusiastic" about a Trump-Putin gathering. "A great day for America!" he said, unsuprisingly, in a Tweet.
Two other Trump aides - former deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates and former national security adviser Mike Flynn - also pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller's investigation but haven't been sentenced.
Papadopoulos's sentence comes more than year after his July 2017 arrest for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the timing of his contacts with Joseph Mifsud, a professor with deep Russian contacts.
Former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos could have been given a bigger sentence.
Breen said his client's primary interest was brokering a meeting between Trump and Putin, a move he believed the campaign supported. He hopes to be excused from probation immediately after the sentencing because of the last 13 months he's spent since his arrest, his memo said.
He did not elaborate on the $28 million price tag he cited, though it appeared to be about the cost of Mueller's investigation.
With the sentence, the young man whom Trump administration officials called a "coffee boy" and whose family members have argued is caught in a spy conspiracy will become the first Trump campaign affiliate to have his criminal case reach its completion in the court system.
Papadopoulos said he couldn't remember ever reporting Mifsud's assertion to campaign higher-ups - but added he "can't guarantee" he kept the matter secret from his colleagues.
His crime, they said in a court filing last month, "was serious and caused damage to the government's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election". But when pressed, Papadopoulos refused to completely shut the door on the possibility that the information made its way to other people on the campaign.
"He didn't come close to the standard of 'substantial assistance, '" prosecutor Andrew Goldstein told the judge at the sentencing hearing.
What the man told police is not yet known but it prompted officers to descend on the Bedford home just before midday. He said specialist forensic police would investigate the scene, which was stil at a "very early stage".
Overall, at least 2.4 million households had lost power in the storm, with service restored to only half by Wednesday morning. The government said it had begun transporting nearly 5,000 people stranded at the Kansai International Airport via boats.
A defiant Trump , holding an event with sheriffs at the White House, lashed out at the Times for publishing the op-ed. He called it " gutless " and launched into an extended criticism of the newspaper.
Also, the officer was not one of the people with Jean in a picture that has been circulating on social media, sources said. This Sept. 21, 2017, photo provided by Harding University in Search, Ark., shows Botham Jean in Dallas .
So, a potential deal around the trade deadline would make sense but may depend on how well the team is doing at the time. That has led to a stalemate that has had Seattle entertaining trade offers for Thomas since last spring.
The Raiders began negotiations by announcing that a potential trade must involve at least two first-round draft picks. Still, Carr said he was initially anxious about the effect of Mack being traded on the Raiders' locker room.
The No. 1-seeded Nadal has a history of tendinitis in his knees, and he's often cited that when withdrawing from tournaments. Djokovic has won his past 13 sets in NY . "I didn't expect to get to another Grand Slam final in my favourite tournament".
On Wednesday, Osaka only needed 12 winners because a whopping 31 of her other points came via unforced errors by Tsurenko. The last Japanese women's player to reach a semi-final was Kimiko Date , who lost to Steffi Graf at Wimbledon.
Bell could elect not to report for the first 10 weeks of the season before signing his $14.54 million franchise-tag tender. If that means sitting out one game, a few games, through Week 10, or even the entire season, that's what's going to happen.
The couple will also took the Fifth, telling the judge they want to use their Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. They later appeared on shows like "Good Morning America" and were interviewed by the BBC before the relationship went sour.
The Escambia County Sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page that responding deputies discovered the child had been killed. Neighbor Amanda Ray told the Pensacola News Journal she heard a crack and a scream as the limb fell around 9 p.m.
Spacey apologized for any inappropriate conduct with Rapp but has not commented since and has stepped away from public life. He was also sacked from Netflix's House Of Cards and edited out of Sir Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World .
Novak Djokovic Wins the U.S. Open
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Rapper Mac Miller dead at 26
Mac's death is a devastating loss and cuts short a life and a talent of huge potential, where the possibilities felt limitless". But you know what? Mac's father loved him dearly and was really proud of Mac and everything he accomplished.
Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic
Elsewhere, two tropical waves in the far eastern Atlantic have a high probability of becoming a tropical storm or hurricane. The current projected path could bring this system over the Lesser Antilles during the latter part of next week.
Mercedes Unveils First All-electric SUV
While Mercedes-Benz has launched its electric SUV now, there are already some early birds like Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace. And more particularly, that the future models of its electric range "EQ" can correspond in all points to your expectations.
Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma to retire from company
For Chinese tycoons to step aside in their 50s is rare; they usually remain at the top of their organisations for many years. Alibaba is China's largest corporation and, with a listing on the New York Stock Exchange, is now valued at $420 billion.
Sloane Stephens finds herself back in US Open quarterfinals
Each man blew chances to gain control and perhaps have a much quicker ending to a match that had wild swings of momentum. She will play the victor of Tuesday's night match between Serena Williams and Karolina Pliskova in the last four.
4 missing after Colorado River boat collision
On Saturday night, authorities had to temporarily halt the search because it was too unsafe to put divers into the dark waters. The body of Brian Grabowski, 50, of Tulare was found Tuesday morning and Christine Lewis , 51, of Visalia was found Monday.