Ex-Trump adviser jailed in Russian Federation inquiry

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids Mich. Nov. 8 2016

"I made a awful mistake, but I am a good man who is eager for redemption", Papadopoulos said.

This is the first sentence dealt to a Trump campaign affiliate in special counsel's Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the Trump campaign.

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to making false statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents about his correspondence with Russian nationals and attempts to arrange a meeting between the campaign and Russian officials. They allege Papadopoulos thwarted an ongoing national security investigation and contributed to them losing track of Joseph Mifsud, the professor who knew about the "dirt" on Clinton, before they could effectively question him.

The Chicago native was a London-based petroleum analyst before he joined the Trump campaign in March 2016 as a volunteer foreign policy adviser.

Out of the 35 people and entities so far charged, Papadopoulos is one of five who have pleaded guilty and will be the second to be sentenced. He hasn't returned since.

"I made a awful mistake", Papadopoulos, 31, said in a statement to Judge Randolph Moss in the Washington, D.C., courtroom. "My entire life has been turned upside down".

Outside court on Friday, Papadopoulos' lawyer, Thomas Breen, said his client was a "fool" and had acted "stupidly" in lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"The president of the United States, the commander in chief, had told the world that this was fake news and a witch hunt", Breen said. Papadopoulos admitted that he lied to FBI investigators when they interviewed him.

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"It wasn't an offer", he said Friday night, denying that Mifsud had dangled the possibility of funneling the emails to the Trump campaign.

The junior adviser first appeared on investigators' radar during the campaign after he told an Australian diplomat that Russians had political dirt on Hillary Clinton, who was on her way to becoming the Democratic nominee for president.

"I think everyone was a little paranoid throughout this past year", Papadopoulos said.

Papadopoulos' lawyers had urged Moss to sentence him to probation.

He said he lied not to impede investigation but "to preserve a perhaps misguided loyalty to his master".

"14 days for $28 MILLION - $2 MILLION a day, No Collusion. An investigator involved in our efforts to serve him was told Mifsud might be deceased", DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said. Trump referenced Papadopoulos' 14-day prison term in his tweet.

Also on August 21, a jury in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, found former Trump election campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty on eight of 18 charges of filing false tax returns, failing to disclose his offshore bank accounts and bank fraud.

Twelve Russian intelligence officers were indicted by a federal grand jury on July 13, accused of hacking Democratic Party computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed USA accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Trump.

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