Former Trump Adviser Papadopoulos Pleads Guilty Lying to FBI in Russia Probe

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On October 5, Papadopolous entered a guilty plea agreement with the Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel. It was filed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

During the plea agreement hearing that day, Aaron Zelinsky of the Special Counsel’s Office said Papadopolous’ case is a small part of a large scale ongoing investigation.

Former Trump campaign chairman Manafort indicted

Separately, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates surrendered to the Office of the Special Counsel. Manafort is a former chairman of the Trump campaign while Gates is a former aide.

Both men were charged with 12 counts related to money laundering and one count of conspiracy against the United States. They pleaded not guilty to the allegations of the Special Counsel’s Office.

White House reaction

During a press briefing on Monday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the indictments against Manafort and Gates had “nothing to do with the President.” It has nothing to do with Trump’s campaign of campaign activity.