Mueller’s Big Score: Trump Man Papadopoulos Gets a Whole 14 Days in Prison

Special Counsel Robert Mueller got another, er, “big win,” with former Trump man George Papadopoulos being sentenced, on Friday. He got a whole 14 days in jail. And still on nothing related to anything Trump did.

On Friday, George Papadopoulos, a one-time Trump campaign adviser, was sentenced to a big 14 days jail by a federal judge in Washington, D.C.

As Daily Caller reports:

take our poll - story continues below

Should Jim Acosta have gotten his press pass back?

  • Should Jim Acosta have gotten his press pass back?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Eagle Rising updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Trending: Watch: Chilling “Pro-Choice” Ad That’s Horrifyingly Evil

District Judge Randolph D. Moss also ordered a year of supervision, 200 hours of community service and a $9,500 fine for the 30-year-old former Trump aide.

Special counsel Robert Mueller had requested a sentence of between zero and six months for Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty on Oct. 5, 2017 to lying to the FBI.

Papadopoulos becomes the first Trump associate sentenced in cases involving the special counsel’s office. Alex van der Zwaan, an attorney who worked with Paul Manafort, was sentenced to 30 days in jail on April 3 after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his pre-election work with the former Trump campaign chairman.

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 to lying to the FBI in a Jan. 27, 2017 interview about the timing and extent of his contacts with a European professor named Joseph Mifsud. Papadopoulos falsely told the FBI that his contact with Mifsud occurred before he joined the Trump team in March 2016.

Notice what all this amounts to, though? Nothing to do with Trump. All these so-called crimes that netted Papadopoulos a huge 14-day sentence had exactly nothing to do with Trump.

As J.D. Gordon, the former director of the Trump campaign’s national security team, said, “At the end of the day he’s just one of many victims of the political witch hunt of the century.”

Gordon added, Papadopoulos “clearly made bad decisions” by lying to the FBI. But he said that Papadopoulos is most guilty of making “rookie mistakes in his budding political career.”

But what George Papadopoulos apparently isn’t is any proof that Trump “colluded” with Russia. And… um… isn’t that what Mueller was supposed to be “investigating”?

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

Send this to a friend