Kremlin says Russian Federation not accused in USA case against ex-Trump aides

Reports: Iowa's Clovis urged Trump foreign policy adviser to meet with Russians

Reports: Iowa's Clovis urged Trump foreign policy adviser to meet with Russians

In charging the 30-year-old Papadopoulos with lying to the FBI, Mueller's team is warning of a similar fate for anyone whose statements deviate from the facts.

Trump's tweets also erred in their characterization of the timing of events listed in the indictment of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Manafort's chief aide, Rick Gates.

President Donald Trump is tweeting that the "biggest story" out of the charges announced Monday in the Russian Federation investigation is the resignation of Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta from his eponymous firm.

"It's an absolutely laughable allegation", he said.

Mifsud is a professor and honorary director of the London Academy of Diplomacy.

"Writing to the Russian contact a week before the Republican National Convention, Papadopoulos proposed a meeting for August or September in the United Kingdom that would include "my national chairman and maybe one other foreign policy adviser" and members of Putin's office and Russia's foreign ministry", the filings said.

Asked again later on in the interview, Page said that he was "perhaps, yeah" on email threads with Papadopoulos and that Russian Federation "may have come up". After entering his guilty plea he was ordered not to contact other Trump officials and prohibited from foreign travel.

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, third from left, appears in a photograph released on Donald Trump's social media accounts.

Emails obtained by the AP show that George Papadopoulos' conversations, cited in court papers, were with Joseph Mifsud and Ivan Timofeev.

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Court documents describe several emails between Papadopoulos and top campaign officials for now-President Donald Trump.

In May, Papadopoulos sent an email to a "high ranking Campaign official" with subject line "Request from Russian Federation to meet Mr. Trump".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday that the President does not recall specifics of the meeting and that the foreign policy group that Papadopoulos was a part of only met once.

He says stupidity brought Papadopoulos, now a problem, into Trump's orbit.

J.D. Gordon, a former Pentagon spokesman and Trump campaign national security adviser who attended the meeting, told CNN he was "surprised to learn this week what George Papadopoulos was up to during the campaign".

Though the contacts may not by themselves have been illegal, the oblique but telling references to unnamed people - including "Professor" and "Female Russian National" - make clear that Mueller's team has identified multiple people who had knowledge of back-and-forth outreach efforts between Russians and associates of the Trump election effort.

Papadopoulos also met with a Russian woman in March 2016 along with the professor, according to the statement, and he relayed that information to the campaign.

"I definitely did not represent anyone from the Trump campaign during my trip", and "was always there just as a private citizen", he said.

The U.S. code establishing the undersecretary position says he or she should be selected from "among distinguished scientists with specialized training or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics".

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