Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos is speaking out after the long-anticipated report from Special Counsel John Durham revealed he repeatedly denied any possible collusion well before the FBI opened its doomed Trump-Russia investigation.
Durham’s report last week determined that the FBI opened its years-long "Crossfire Hurricane" investigation into alleged collusion between former President Trump and the Kremlin based on "raw, unanalyzed and uncorroborated intelligence," and that it "reflected a noticeable departure from how it approached prior matters involving possible attempted foreign election interference plans aimed at the Clinton campaign."
On page 252 of the report, Durham claimed the FBI recorded meetings between Papadopoulos and undercover employees, and that Papadopoulos repeatedly denied any Russian assistance to the Trump campaign, saying such activity would be "illegal" and "treason."
Papadopoulos also made repeated denials about the campaign's involvement with the WikiLeaks disclosures of hacked DNC emails, but his words were dismissed as "weird" and "rehearsed," the report said. Thus, his denials of collusion were not included in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, Durham’s report said.
Papadopoulos told Fox News Digital the revelation in the report "is the primary example of the problems surrounding the FBI leadership in 2016 – and that have continued to the present."... (Read more)
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