Trump Foreign Policy Advisor George Papadopoulos Says Emails Will Prove Trump Plotted Secret Putin Meeting

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Former Trump campaign staffer George Papadopoulos claimed in an email to a Russian contact that top campaign officials had approved a meeting between campaign officials and representatives of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.

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Papadopoulos sent an email to the Russian contact a week before the Republican National Convention in the summer of 2016, saying a meeting between campaign staffers and Russian officials “has been approved by our side,” according to Bloomberg.

He reportedly suggested in the email that the meeting take place in August or September in the United Kingdom and that “my national chairman and maybe one other foreign policy adviser” attend, along with members of Putin’s office and Russia’s foreign ministry.

A supervisor in the Trump campaign had told Papadoppoulos to make a trip to Russia “if it is feasible” to take a meeting with Russian officials, according to court documents. Though the meeting in question never actually took place.

 

The Washington Post late Monday identified the campaign official who encouraged him to set up the meeting as Sam Clovis, Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

 

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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