Report: Former Trump Campaign Aide Prompted Russia Investigation

George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to President Trump’s campaign, allegedly revealed to Australia’s top diplomat in London that Russian officials were shopping information related to Clinton. (-/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

December 30, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A new report claims former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos prompted the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

In the New York Times report released on Saturday said in May 2016, Papadopoulos was drinking at a London bar and spoke with a high-ranking Australian diplomat.

During their conversation, Papadopoulos told the diplomat, Russia had political dirt and thousands of emails on Hillary Clinton.

Australian officials then informed their U.S. counterparts about his comments.

The Trump administration has said the former adviser played a minimal role in the campaign and the transition.

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in November for lying to the FBI.

  • TruthInLogic

    The coverup continues… Send in the Federal Marshalls to arrest corrupt and out of control FBI, for contempt of Congress.

  • mourn

    The Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, Mary Jacoby, Nellie Ohr etc. and subsequent Christopher Steele origin of the FISA application source material is a risk to the former leadership within the DOJ National Security Division and FBI Counterintelligence Division. That’s why both FBI and DOJ sides of this intelligence operation need to create a false origin. The actual FISA application content is a much more explosive risk. Use your common sense logic hat and see when you are being played. If a Papadopolous conversation in May 2016 was the origin, the source material, of the FBI counterintelligence operation, then why were they denied a FISA application in June/July 2016 ? The wife of Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS), Mary B. Jacoby, with years of Russia-angled reporting –including Donald Trump– visits the White House on April 19th 2016. Mary B Jacoby is a deep part of Clinton’s political camp going all the way back to the Rose Law Firm. You know that because you know her.

    After the April 19, 2016, WH visit, the DNC and Clinton campaign hire Mary and Glenn (Fusion GPS) for the “trump project”. Immediately after Fusion was paid, Glenn Simpson and Mary Jacoby (Fusion GPS Patriarchs), hire Nellie Ohr. As you know, Nellie Ohr is the wife of DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr. The same Bruce Ohr who was demoted for meeting with Glenn Simpson and Christopher Steele, along with FBI agent Peter Strzok, w/out telling DOJ leadership. Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr and Glenn Simpson have known each other for years; and have worked on CIA *open source* projects together for a long time. As you know all of these people are SME’s on everything Russia and everything Russia intelligence. It is all of this activity in April and May, not innocuous George Papadopolous reading newspapers, that assembled data and eventually led to the “Russia Probe”. June 24th 2017 Mary Jacoby even publicly stated on her facebook that her work with Glenn is what specifically led to the FBI beginning the “Russia Probe”. After the initial July 2016 FISA Court denial, the FBI and DOJ team leaned heavily on the external team of Jacoby, Simpson, Ohr, Steele etc. who created the “dossier” that enhanced the application that gained the FISA warrant in Oct. As you know, because of the legal framework around them, FISA warrants can be applied retroactively. Wiretaping and monitoring can technically begin while evidence is gathered to justify a DOJ-NSD warrant application later. Which is exactly what former DOJ Attorney General John P. Carlin, National Security Division head, admitted to the FISA Court (October 2016) right before he quit his job.
    So why did the NYT print this article? And why is it bandied about by Fox and OANN? “Did you write that nonsense about George Papadopolous because the IC (FBI/DOJ) tricked you into it?….. OR were you a willing participant in helping transmit political disinformation in an effort to help them cover their tracks?
    All of the above is from The Last Refuge. I am not The Last Refuge, I am mourn.

  • mourn

    If George Papadopoulos was so important to the FBI “investigation” why did all “intelligence” agencies released their final JAR report without ever speaking to him?

    Not even once?
    The Last Refuge

  • mourn

    The Last Refuge says, “Nonsense based on common sense. Papadopoulos was so important that:

    July 15th 2016 Comey opens counterintel investigation into Russian collusion.

    January 15th 2017 FBI visits Papadopoulos for first time.

    FBI waited for six months to talk to him?

  • mourn

    The Last Refuge says, “Additionally, worth: nowhere in the Joint Analysis Report [Comey, Brennan and Clapper construct] is anything about George Papadopoulos even hinted or alluded to.

  • mourn

    The Last Refuge: “Hate to undercut your *explosive story* on origin of Russia Probe. But George Papadopoulos talking in May 2016, is likely about *open and public information* from April 2016: The Guccifer Blumenthal Hillary Hack.

    • mourn

      ABC in Australia is reporting it was Alexander Downer (Australian High Commissioner to UK) who then let counterparts in US know that George Papadopolous was talking about the Sidney Blumental hack via Clinton Emails.

  • WTF OANN? This is the second time in a week you guys have posted NY Slimes lies, in turn, lending them credibility, something they lost decades ago.

    Truth is, the DIM party is solely responsible for claiming Trump colluded with Russians, when in fact, the entire thing was a lie based on a decade old opinion piece.
    Your headline leads one to believe it’s true, and we all know, libs never read beyond the headline, which is generally a leftist talking point!

    So knock it off or you’ll lose followers.

  • Pezgun

    Two International diplomats get drunk at a bar and decide to swap State secrets just for giggles.
    Who writes this $h!t?

    • Rufus Firefly

      Who said anyone but the Trump man (not a diplomat) was drunk? Who said swapping secrets? All the fiction comes from your interpretation.

  • Swampdrainer

    Of course the Russians had incriminating emails and dirt on Hillary. There is probably a very damaging paper trail relating to the Uranium One deal and “donations” to the Clinton Foundation. Russia would have owned Hillary had she won the election.
    The Mueller investigation’s task has less to do with collusion, and more to do with discrediting anyone who may have access to these emails and destroying any evidence, so that those involved cannot be charged with treason.

  • TM. 51

    Just the liberal lying, fake news media doing the bidding of the DOJ/FBI Deep State. They are throwing the deck chairs off the Titanic. They are going down in more lies. No truth in this story at all and they wonder why we don’t trust them and call them “Fake News”…….

  • wylie123

    When the FBI wants something on you they always fall to the Lying claim. Even if you accidentally say something they get you. So now is this the truth or a lie by the FBI? We know Comey lied and Hillary lied they just weren’t charged

  • Jesse

    I like how all the “star witnesses” have already plead guilty to being liars.

  • Cheryl the Deplorable

    This Bombshell excuse has been debunked almost immediately after the CIA gave it to their press prostitutes.
    Check out The Conservative Treehouse for the timeline.

    • Rufus Firefly

      You trust anonymous bloggers?

  • Twinkle Toes

    What a circus this has been only the entertainment is not so funny.

  • Snideley_whiplassche

    Uh….yea…..riiiiiiight…..whatever!

  • nfcapitalist

    Drunk suit in bar tells Australian diplomat he’s important and this becomes an FBI probe but Huma Abedin, Sheryl Mills, and Hillary Clinton are too important to investigate… do I have that right?

  • bantonovic4

    I heard it happened in April and he was talking to the Easter Bunny.

  • foty5

    fake news.

  • Jeff M

    If there is any shred of truth in this, then there should be a paper trail. The DOJ & FBI still cannot wiretap Trump’s campaign without a FISA Warrant. So there must be concrete evidence to convince a FISA Judge to issue said warrant. The FISA Judge doesn’t issue warrants based on NYT’s “unnamed sources”.

    • nfcapitalist

      Obstruction of evidence, destroying laptops, cell phones, refusing to provide evidence of their own malfeasance… that’s the hope and change provided to America’s enemies courtesy of the FBI.

      Loretta Lynch having a secret meeting with the husband of a suspect of treason and happens to be running for the highest office in the land… move along, nothing to see here?

      They really beieve this will blow over but we are not IRAN, VENEZUELA, OR HONG KONG!

  • David

    New fake news story to cover the use of the “dossier” to obtain FISA warrants and spy on the incoming president. Obama administration unmasked hundreds and maybe thousands of Americans during his last year in office. Obama administration was and is the most corrupt in American history. None of this can be done without a corrupt media

    • nfcapitalist

      He did, it seems, fundamentally change America… CORRUPTED THE FBI!

  • Matt

    Just a NYT diversion to move the story away from Hillary/DNC paid for fake report.
    they know the people have a short memory and are trying to change the
    Narrative to protect their own

    • nfcapitalist

      They think it will blow over, suits, feet on desks, leaning back and smiling… seen it all before.

      But we have a new sheriff and he isn’t the grinning fool in the DOJ/FBI… we the people want our untouchables back.

  • Sonny Shaw

    Yet Jill Stein whom ran a Green Party candidate in 2016 had Russian money to run campaign adds and attended a big event in Moscow in 2015 but the silence on that is deafening. Only when your engaged in actually making government answerable to the American people does the swamp want to investigate you. We need FBI; actually we need total government reform; it has become so infested with swamp creatures that the smell has reached Pennsylvania.

  • BruceInVA

    Why is this still up? Been discredited eight ways to Sunday already.

  • DrMitoFit

    How is the FBI building a case when their two big snitches (Papadopoulos and Flynn) are admitted liars? An average first year law student could cross examine them and toss out all of their testimony. Shows the profound weakness of Mueller’s case.

  • DrMitoFit

    By May 2016 (the time Papadopoulos blabbed at the bar) EVERYONE assumed the Russians had Hillary’s email. The real crime was Hillary’s cover up. Under subpeona, she deleted 33,000 emails, bleach bit wiped her hard drives, and had her devices destroyed with a hammer. Nixon had to resign over 8 minutes of erased tape.

  • DrMitoFit

    By March 2015 it became publicly known that Hillary used a private unsecure server and everyone assumed her very vulnerable confidential emails had been hacked. Like Trump said, some fat guy living in his mom’s basement could have done it. Then in May of 2016 Papadopoulos says the Russians might have her emails? That is what everyone assumed at the time! How is this a revelation?

  • NJLamer

    George was a Setup from the beginning. I can’t wait for REAL JUSTICE to cleanse our Government of Obama Traitors.

  • seawulf

    In the end, you had a guy that told a guy something that he told other guys. But none of it was actually about Trump. Yeah…that’s a solid case.

  • Mark648

    Hey Mr. FBI guy, I was in a bar last night and this drunk guy sad that the Russians have dirt on Hillary, wanna start an investigation?

  • Mountainhiker

    Lol, more fake news, has already come out it was Hillary.

  • No Mas

    Nobody with any common sense will believe some drunk arrogant nobody bragging at a bar started the investigation,,, the investigation started with the “INSURANCE POLICY” with the DEMONRAT lEADERSHIP IN THE FBI AND DOJ

    insurance policy is the criminal intent to overthrow a duly elected potus

  • JustmJustm

    Hmm I saw some very good comments but let’s get closer to the fire shall we??
    HOW PAPADAPOULOS / PAPA DOPE/ GOT A HOLD OF THOSE E MAIL DIRT on Hitlery???/ If this is true/ ! And two is he being a high ranking official in the Trump campaign is he NOT BOUND BY SECRECY LAWS???
    I AM sure he is so he shouldn’t be too chatty with the Ausies or anyone else for that Metter! And IF HE HAD THIS VOLATILE INFO ON HITLER I AM SURE THEY COULD FIND A WAY TO USE IT TO THEY ADVANTAGE WITHOUT ARISING SUSPICIONS IN THE LEFTY MEDIA!!

    SO this story may have some bases but if you think about it its actually scary!!

  • Wanda

    Is the dossier legitimate or not. That is all that should matter at this point.

    • hobartneck

      not

  • Larry

    @DCBlueBlood. They all lie so did Obama & Clinton, but you all ready know that..

  • JohnGalt11

    Guy walks into a bar….
    We’ve heard about 1000 variations on this theme. Some funny; some phony; all simply ‘bar talk’.
    But when you are a dem and just got beat by a rank amateur, any straw in the wind is worth a grab…eh, Al?

  • Scott Henke

    I haven’t trusted the Australians ever since I saw Mick Dundee pull a huge knife on an innocent New Yorker. It was only a matter of time before they tried to take down our Republic.

  • Bill Cape Coral

    George Papadopoulos has ties to Hillary Clinton dating back to 2011, it is not beyond thinking that this George Papadopoulos guy was a Hillary Clinton plant into the Trump campaign.

    What the Hillary Clinton, DNC, FBI and DOJ did this past election was one million times worse than Watergate ever was, hell Watergate was minor league compared to what Hillary Clinton, the DNC, FBI and DOJ pulled off during the 2016 presidential election.

  • Judi Null

    This story was made up as a Smoke Screen to take the Increased Scrutiny off the “Fake Trump Dossier” that Obama Administration illegally used as evidence at the FISA Court to get Warrants for Wiretapping Trump Campaign/Transition Team!

  • Bill Cape Coral

    Total BS, the Russian Dossier has blown up in their faces so they are not scrambling for a new cover story.

    • TexanForever

      The exploding cigar Trump gave Mueller just went off.
      .

  • porkexpress

    I am sure that George Papadopoulos is not missed in the Trump White House. He is also liar as he plead guilty to lying to the FBI. Now we know all of this Mueller should be able to close the investigation unless of course he is being a taxpayer money sucker that is.

    Now let’s go after those in the past government that really need to face Congress, the courts, and the citizens of the USA.

  • foty5

    NYT = Very Fake News

    • DCBlueBlood

      Especially when it’s based on Trump speaking about anything — because ever minute he basically tells a lie or misinforms.

      • foty5

        What has he lied about?

        • DCBlueBlood

          Google …

          In a 30-minute interview, President Trump made 24 false or misleading claims

          He lies every minute …

          Google

          President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days

          Enjoy the lies … it’s a long, long list.

          • foty5

            NYT? CNN? Give me some specifics loser. LMAO
            You still hurting after a year. You’ve got a long ride ahead of you.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Joker …

            GOOGLE The exact words here …

            In a 30-minute interview, President Trump made 24 false or misleading claims

            and here …

            President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days

            Copy, Paste, GOOGLE then Read … Okay!

            I’m not going to copy the Fact Checking and put a list of 1,628 False or Misleading Statements.

          • foty5

            LOL. I’m still waiting for you to give me some specifics loser.
            I see, you don’t have any. LMAO
            Fu&shyck you tranny troll.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Sorry you have no ability to do research … looks like you just swallow the GOP’s propaganda … Hook, Line and Sinker!

          • foty5

            I’m still waiting loser. LMAO
            You’re a dumb-ass!

          • DCBlueBlood

            1.

            TRUMP: ” There was collusion with the Russians and the Democrats. A lot of collusion. . . . Starting with the dossier. But going into so many other elements. And Podesta’s firm.”

            Trump has falsely accused Clinton campaign manager John Podesta of being involved with a Russian company. Tony Podesta co-founded the Podesta Group, a lobbying firm, with his brother John. But it’s a U.S.-based company, not a company in Russia. Trump likely is referring to the Podesta Group being paid $170,000 over six months to represent Sberbank, a Russian bank. The Podesta Group said its work for Sberbank USA was “never about getting sanctions lifted,” and “was simply about helping to clarify to what extent our client, the U.S. subsidiary [of Sberbank], was subject to sanctions. We confirmed they were not.” As for alleged collusion between the Democrats and Russia, Trump is referring to the fact that Fusion GPS, the political research firm that assembled the dossier as part of an assignment for Democrats, relied on a British intelligence agent who used Russian sources for his research. So that’s a rather big stretch.

          • foty5

            OMG You really are stupid.
            You watch too much CNN.

            Enjoy what’s left of obama’s legacy:
            executive order to allow gender neutral bathrooms and locker-rooms in schools.
            Waters of U.S. rule, expanding federal control over private land.
            allowed states to request a waiver to ignore work requirments for welfare.
            created more than 30 environmental rules
            Proclamation taking private land in Utah.
            Ignore illegal immigration.
            Transgenders in the military.
            Economy strangling regulations
            Declared climate change a threat to national security
            Created ISIS
            — obamacare
            — 19 trillion in new debt.
            — most corrupt administration ever.

          • Dogbert1

            Chas. Steele was an ex British MI6 agent.
            And Podesta received $35 million from Russian interests that he had diverted to his daughter’s business so it wouldn’t be found out.

          • DCBlueBlood

            2.

            TRUMP: “Paul [Manafort] only worked for me for a few months.”

            Trump skips over lightly the fact that Manafort, now under indictment, was his campaign manager in the critical period in which he secured the nomination and accepted it at the GOP convention.

          • foty5

            lol. You are really stretching it.
            He did only work for Trump a few months.
            You have nothing loser.

          • DCBlueBlood

            3.

            TRUMP: “What I’ve done is, I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department.”

            Presidents do not have unfettered right to interfere with Justice Department investigations, unless they are actively seeking a constitutional crisis.

          • foty5

            He is your president and does have that right. Get over it loser.

          • Dogbert1

            He said that as a lead in to the statement that he is not planning to fire Mueller or otherwise shut the investigation down.
            The latest MSM narrative is “why does Trump keep talking about Russia?” Or “Hillary lost. She’ll never be President. Why does he keep talking about Hillary?”
            Now, it’s, “he said there’s been no collusion 16 times. There must becollusion…..”

          • DCBlueBlood

            4.

            TRUMP: “I’m the one that saved coal. I’m the one that created jobs. You know West Virginia is doing fantastically now.”

            West Virginia’s gross domestic product increased 3 percent in the first quarter of 2017. The recent bump is due in part to the increased price of metallurgic coal, which is used to make steel, and a price increase in natural gas exports. West Virginia produces roughly 5 percent of the natural gas in the U.S. and as the price of natural gas rises, the demand for coal increases, spurring growth in the state. Trump can’t take credit for the change in prices, which fluctuate with market forces. He previously earned Four Pinocchios for this claim, but he keeps saying it. As for “saving coal,” there has barely been any job growth in the coal industry since Trump became president. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 900 jobs have been created in the coal industry since Trump became president — an increase of less than 3 percent.

          • foty5

            WAPO. LMAO
            left wing propaganda.

          • DCBlueBlood

            you have 1600 more to dispute.

          • foty5

            Trump will never run for president.
            Trump will never win the nomination.
            Trump will never win the presidency.
            Trump will be impeached before 3 months.
            Trump will be impeached before 6 months.
            ** You are here **
            Trump will never make it 1 year.
            Trump will never be re-elected.
            Trump will be impeached before 6 years.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Trump is a Putin FSB spy! He was turned 5-8 years ago.

            Deal!

          • foty5

            Triggered? LMAO

          • Deplorable Jackphatz

            You guys fall for the BS the Times and WaPo puts out there every time. It’s laughable because it happens over and over and no one can see the gas lighting happening. Trump gave an interview after having a deserved win with the tax cuts, so of course the Leftist media is not going to allow him his time. 1600, 1628, 24 false claims, 298 days……these are just numbers made up. Remember the 30M people who didn’t have insurance? Well that was never even close to being true but as long as the ‘right’ group of “folk’s” bought it, it became real. Fast forward to today. You have fallen for the media’s game, they live for you, ya know.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Now Google what I have pointed out to you and Enjoy 1,628 More … LMAO!

          • foty5

            Podesta’s lobbying firm, the Podesta Group, represented the Russian-owned company Uranium One during former President Barack Obama’s administration and did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, The Daily Caller News Foundation has determined.

            Podesta collected lobbying fees of $180,000 from Uranium One, according to the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, that discloses lobbying documents filed with Congress. The uranium company states on its web site it is a “wholly owned subsidiary” of RUSANO, the Russian State Corporation for Nuclear Energy.

          • foty5

            LMAO. You have nothing loser.

          • foty5

            Trump is such a great president.

            ON TRADE
            1) KILLED TPP
            2) $350+ billion deal with Saudi Arabia ($110 billion in arms $250 billion in trade/investment) creating 100,000’s of jobs in both countries, historic.
            3) Pulled out of PARIS ACCORD
            4) Notified Congress of NAFTA renegotiation on May 18th. Talks can start 90 days later on Aug 16th, 2017
            5) China Trade deal opening up beef and LNG gas as well as giving a way to get 1 billion Chinese credit scores so the USA can offer them credit. Trade deal was done in record time.

            On Economy
            1) Unemployment rate 4.3% u-3 and 8.4% U6
            2) The Dow has increased more in 2017 than any year ever in Dow history!
            3) Wisconsin’s estimated unemployment rate last month dropped to a 17-year low of 3.2% in Apr
            4) Jobless claims hit 28 year low in Apr
            5) OPEC broken can no longer set prices due to USA energy production unleashed
            6) Secured $50 billion investment from Japan
            7) Secured $20 billion investment from Exxon in Gulf coast
            8) Gasoline at $2.15/gallon
            9) Repealed 14 Obama regulations via CRA saving $ billions in costs to the economy
            10) Atlanta Fed sees 3.6% growth in 2nd qrt
            11) Federal debt is 130.7 billion LOWER since Jan 1st 2017
            12) Federal surplus was $182 billion at end of Apr (unexpected)
            13) Consumer and business confidence at record highs
            14) North Dakota experiencing a boom since Dakota access pipeline finished (500,000 Barrels now flowing through pipeline per day)
            15) Keystone pipeline construction ongoing
            16) Mining, steel and oil/gas jobs booming
            17) Mines reopening
            18) 1.7 million JOBS created since Jan1st
            19) Directed Dep’t of Commerce to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing
            20) Launched United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
            21) Cut 1.6 billion costs from Air Force one and F-35 airplanes.
            22) Regulatory freeze on all federal governmental agencies
            23) Making agencies cut 2 regulations for each new one.
            24) President Trump has the longest and largest decrease of US Federal Debt in US history.
            25) New home sales surged 17.5 percent in November, the biggest rise since 2007.

            On Immigration
            1) Authorized DHS to hire 10,000 ICE officers & 5,000 border patrol agents
            2) Secured funding for more immigration judges for deportation cases in 2017 budget
            3) Ended “catch and release” policy
            4) ICE arrests up 40%
            5) ICE arrests are 75% criminal illegals
            6) Ice Arrests for non criminal illegals up 150% due to sanctuary cities polices making Ice go to the home instead of the court houses
            7) 73% decrease in border crossings of illegal aliens
            8) No Cuban refuges seen by Coast Guard in Apr first time in 7 years
            9) Open bidding and plans submitted for the WALL. Finalists selected, prototypes being built.
            10) 6ft chain linked fences being replaced by 20ft hardened steel fencing at border
            11) More than 1400 gang members have been arrested by ICE
            12) This year the U.S. has already deported 398 MS-13 gang members back to El Salvador – compared to only 534 for all of 2016
            13) Texas has passed a law outlawing sanctuary cities
            14) Foods stamp requests by ILLEGALS D O W N
            15) illegal immigration at lowest level in 17 years.

          • LOW IQ LIB

            You lie. Simple math proves it.

          • DCBlueBlood

            Prove it. Pullease!

          • LOW IQ LIB

            There are 60 minutes in an hour.
            There are 1440 minutes in a day.
            There are 365 days a year.
            That’s 525, 600 minutes.
            1628 =/= 525,600
            Even if you take away sleeping hours, you’ve still lied.

            Ijit.

          • DCBlueBlood

            You get what I’m saying – in the NY Times interview he misled or lied 24 times in 30 minutes. He says something in public … count on it there are several lies in what ever he says.

            He a compulsive pathological liar. He’s a BS Artist!

            I’m American I don’t like BS Artists!

          • LOW IQ LIBS

            Are those goalposts really as heavy as they say they are, when you moved them?

            Yet you voted for BS artists all of your life.

            We survived 8 years of hope and change. We wil survive 8 years of Trump.

        • DCBlueBlood

          Hey — here it is again …

          President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days

          BOO Freak! Do the Google LMAO!

          • foty5

            Hey stupid.

          • LOW IQ LIB

            The MSM and libs mislead and make false statements all isn’t the time. Why does it bother when Trump does it?

          • This from a member of the party that claimed “The most transparent Administration in history”.
            You people are so thick, you haven’t even figured out your party is dead.

          • DCBlueBlood

            We won a Roy-Bama fool!

          • Which has what to do with anything?
            Your entire party collapsed. Started in 2010, lost it’s leadership, endorsed Marxist policy as its platform, and you think one stolen election will save you?
            ROFL!!!! I didn’t vote for Trump, but by God, he actually is draining the swamp and your Marxist party is the recipient of his policies, and hopefully some leftist GOP as well.

  • TYvets

    Oh, please

  • landy fincannon

    Popadopoulas looks to be a little effeminate, to say the lest.

    I bet he’s a first class syophent as well.

    • DCBlueBlood

      Like Milo? Your Alt-Rightie.

      • LOW IQ LIB

        Ah, a homophobe lib

        • DCBlueBlood

          No, I just have Gaydar. I know them, accept them and live with them … i really don’t worry about less than .02% of the population.

          BOO! There’s a gay behind you — Scared?!?

          • LOW IQ LIB

            Nah, I’m not a homophobe, but we both know that you are.

      • landy fincannon

        No attraction here. It’s none of my business what they do behind closed doors.

  • Dan Tandan

    nyt once again RE-WRITING history to serve its fascist left biases. it’s been going on for decades; recall the nyt whitewashing their favorite joe stalin’s genocide in Ukraiia.

    Now the nyt is trying to whitewash the FACT that hitlery and her cohorts paid to get the steele dossier moving and with the help of obama inviting the writer of fusion gps into the White House together with a cabal of FBI TRAITORS to America and their wives: mueller, rosenstein, strozk, ohr, page, mccabe, comey

    • DCBlueBlood

      Fascist LMAO! You Alr-Righties crack me up!

      • LOW IQ LIB

        Who is shutting down free speech?

        The fascist left on college campuses

        • DCBlueBlood

          Campuses are rather open … it’s HS drop outs that stick to the manure fields.

  • DCBlueBlood

    Popadopoulaos — he’s already plead guilty and has been working for months rolling over on the administration.

    When they announced he pled out — Trump’s and claimed he was the ‘Coffee Boy’ – that was pathetic and funny — Trump crapped his Depends. They we’re like OMG and all of them we’re like Uh Oh — He was wired and his cell was FBI phone tapped.

    I’m laughing at all you Conned Fools!

    • landy fincannon

      Yea, he pleaded guilty to lying.
      He’ll get probation at the most.
      However., it is nice to see you’re so easily placated. Enjoy it while it last, because its unraveling.

      • DCBlueBlood

        Says who? You LMAO!

        • landy fincannon

          Just remember. You heared it here first.

  • jvlewis

    The only ones who prompted the investigation are dems that are doing their best to take over this country. The msm, HRC, Obama and company. All those who can’t accept that HRC lost. Mostly it’s about covering their tracks. Dems thought they had it in the bag, when HRC lost, they knew their crimes would come to light so they must get Trump out of the WH.

    • Brad

      Some of the best and comprehensive investigative reporting was OAN Clinton Report, if you have not seen this report it would be well worth your while. This is not fake news, real stuff and yet these Clinton criminals have and continue to operate with what appears Total impunity. I know liberals will not watch because this will obviously pop their political bubble.
      MAGA and jail the Clinton gang.

  • Al Lejdly

    He reminds me of so many I had to deal with during my career, One of those who will do anything to try to make the boss think they are intelligent when in reality, they’re dumb as a sack of rocks. Working his way up through the channels of the boss’ back side.

    • J. Waltam

      A butt shark.

  • landy fincannon

    So far the only thing the investigation has come up is lying (forgetting dates) to the FBI. That’s it. Certainly nothing monumental.

    Which if I were trying to placate the sheeple, is exactly the way I would do it.

  • DrMitoFit

    Papadopoulos’ London contact Prof Mifsud denies having Russian government connections, does not speak russian, and knew nothing about “dirt” on Hillary or her emails. So this is a dead end. Papadopoulos exaggerates his self importance and is an admitted liar.

    • All American

      Maybe he was drunk and drugged or both?

    • TexanForever

      … true dat

  • nfcapitalist

    Uh… Popadopoulaos, think he would commit mass murder or pretend to incriminate Donald Trump to get some attention, his fifteen minutes of fame were certainly popular with the communists.

    Better this way than the other… he’ll get a better seat in Hell.

  • DrMitoFit

    Podesta’s password was”password”. He fell for a scam email to update his email account. Hillary had an unsecure server. DNC emails were downloaded from a network computer to a thumb drive by an insider, not hacked by the Russians. You can’t blame Trump if Dem emails were leaked.

    • Al Lejdly

      Sure they can, they would blame Trump for putting all the researchers out of work if he cured cancer.

      • the One after 909

        hence the reason they haven’t cured cancer….:(

        • Al Lejdly

          That is exactly right, it would be like putting oil out of business overnight.

  • DCBlueBlood

    In 2016, George Papadopoulos, a Trump foreign policy adviser, revealed to a top Australian diplomat over drinks that Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.

    When leaked Democratic emails surfaced, Australian officials passed the information from Mr. Papadopoulous to their American counterparts.

    Donnie Jr., Manafort and Kushner all went to Trump Tower to have a Party with the Russians! NAILED!

    • ProudArmyVet_MP

      You sure are stupid.

      • nfcapitalist

        I know… that’s why I see his ‘This user is blocked’ messages under posts like yours, Proud vet.

        • DCBlueBlood

          Truth it burns doesn’t it?

      • DCBlueBlood

        You sure are blind!

    • Al Lejdly

      Promise you’ll hold your breath until he impeached? Pretty please?

      • DCBlueBlood

        If you do it for Benghazi and Hillary! …. LMAO!

        • Al Lejdly

          That would be suicide because we know that they are “The Untouchables”.

    • Dogbert1

      Fusion GPS , hired by Hillary controlled DNC and OFA met with the Russian lawyer before and after the Trump Tower meeting.

  • Rufus Firefly

    The Trump crime family is predictably incompetent

  • Sturgeon General

    it almost seems as if there is a concerted effort to create a narrative or several narratives that will allow some total bee ess story to come out and explain away the efforts to take down a sitting president and at the same time protect those that actually put the wheels in motion.

    • All American

      Any deviation

    • Al Lejdly

      I figured out they were plotting this even before Nov. 8th. You know, the “Insurance policy” thingy?

      • HML

        Which is why they should do a little investigating back in the other direction,like Strok?

        • Al Lejdly

          But that would be the fox investigating the hen house corruption.

  • mark abby

    The guy is a mouse trying to make it big in politics.

    • All American

      He has proven to be a liar. End of story⬇️

    • Al Lejdly

      Just looking at him in every pic of him you can tell he’s a weasely brown nosing dum @$$.

    • Dogbert1

      He thought he could curry favor with Trump by offfering up dirt on Hillary.

  • a40

    If I remember correctly, this led to a Russian lawyer getting Don Jr into a meeting with claims of info on Clinton. There was no info on Clinton, so Don Jr left the meeting. It was about Russia’s desire to change the Magnitsky Act, passed in 2012 to punish Russian officials for financial fraud.

    • Rufus Firefly

      You believe a Trump?

  • shafawn

    Whoopty Doo

  • A marcus Young

    He is probably a Democrat mole, spying for the Democrat party while pretending to be a Republican. In any case, he really has nothing to plead guilty to. It is not illegal to shop around for dirt on your opponent. IT IS illegalm however, for a head of state to sell America’s Uranium to our adversaries, trying to hide that fact, and taking kickback money for doing so. That is treason. Lock her up.

    • “The” Bobguy

      Totally “Spot On”.

  • Tim maher

    Does anyone really believe this
    load of horse manure? This is nothing more than the FBI attempting to continue to hide the fact that they colluded with the DNC to deny the people their duly elected President. This is much more serious and dangerous than any of the democrat fantasies about Russia. This was a coup d’tat on the part of Hillary Clinton, the DNC and the FBI which should result in charges of treason against all involved.

    • SWSapphire

      Sounds exactly like the typical NY Times. They appear to have half a story here.
      It would appear P’s speaking about it prompted the Australian to inform someone in the U.S.
      Who? Who is the high-ranking Australian diplomat? Who are the Australian officials, and who are their U.S. counterparts? If the reason these questions aren’t answered is b/c this is all P stated, it would appear he made it up, had heard rumors, or was drunk.

    • Roy Scott Howard

      Here here FBI doing thier own fake cover our ass

    • nfcapitalist

      “Charm School,” by Nelson DeMille is coincidentally appropriate… a good read.

    • All American

      They think they can zoom US but we are not biting!!

    • G. Robert

      Only libtards believe this stupid fake story.

      • Sgt. Pepper

        It’s kinda like global warming in that respect.

    • TYvets

      I don’t believbe it

    • Scott Henke

      Unfortunately, yeah, enough are still buying into it in an attempt to discredit President Trump and stop his agenda at all cost.

    • TexasDeplorable1134

      Does anyone believe this? Only the liberal MSM. We all know HOW the Russia collusion scam started. The FBI can confirm this, but won’t does tell everyone WHY this investigation is going on.

  • mudbirdy

    So why wouldn’t Russia have political dirt on Hillary, along with every other hostile country in the world? She had her staff pull highly classified information off secure computers at the State Department and put it on unclassified computers where it could be accessed in return for “donations” to the Clinton Foundation. I wait for the day she and her staff are arrested for treason.

    • Rufus Firefly

      Fractured fairy tales.

    • Dan Tandan

      and hung in public

  • conquest915

    Sorry, nothing new here. George Papadopoulos just stated what we, the public already knew about Russia having political dirt and thousands of emails on Hillary Clinton. If you libs/Dems are stupid enough not to think they were not reading her mail on illegal, unauthorized and unsecured servers, then please get yourself sterilized before you breed and water down the gene pool.

    • A marcus Young

      You know where the Russians got the political dirt on the last administration? Hillary’s illegal and unprotected home computer, and top secret documents left behind in a hotel room in China and Weiner’s personal laptop.

      • conquest915

        Absolutely, you know it, I know it, everyone but the LSM/Dems and Muller knows it.

        And personally, I think they know about it and are just using the normal CYA operandi of lying when caught.

    • Champenoise

      Great idea! LOL

  • Staggerlee

    Good try NYT, we all know it was the corrupt DOJ and FBI that is behind the investigation.

    • Rufus Firefly

      Only trumpzis “know” that