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Was Papadopoulos a ‘Low-Level Volunteer’?

President Donald Trump described George Papadopoulos — a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign who has pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents — as a “low-level volunteer.” He was, however, in contact with senior members of the Trump campaign about Russia.

False Statements on Russia

There have been several instances in which Trump administration and campaign officials have made public statements about issues concerning Russia that turned out not to be true.