George Papadopoulos, former Trump’s adviser, made his comments on the US President Donald Trump’s decision to broaden Attorney General William Barr’s powers and declassify information on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
In an interview with John Catsimatidis Papadopoulos claimed that all of the indictments against him, Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign Chairman, and Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, were made in order to force the president to cooperate with Mueller’s team. He has also noted that he was prosecuted not for his actual wrongdoings, but for being close to the president.
Papadopoulos said that “they wanted to make an example out of us. They wanted to squeeze us in order to get Trump. It didn’t work.”
“President Trump is now on the offense,” he added. “And once he starts declassifying materials — as you probably have been seeing in the media about my case, where I’m basically telling informants that I have nothing to do with the Russians, yet they still use it against me — you might start seeing people on the other side going to jail for conspiracy. And I hope they do.”
“Most people who work for Donald Trump, if not all of them, either got bankrupt, their life thrown in a whirlwind, or found themselves in short or long jail sentences. My short answer to you is if the feds want to get you, they’re going to get you,” said Papadopoulos.
“My story is part of a larger story. The story of Trump and the story of stopping Trump, or trying to,” he added. “The Trump presidency was the primary target of all this insanity.”
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