George Papadopoulos is a former adviser to President Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Dr. Ben Carson. A University College London graduate, past Hudson Institute analyst, and career oil, gas and policy consultant. He became the first person to plead guilty in the Mueller Investigation when on October 5, 2017 he conceded that he had lied to the FBI about a conversation with a professor during which he was told that Moscow had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton and “thousands of e-mails,” according to court records. Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in jail, fined $9,500 and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and one year of probation after serving his sentence.
Today, he told The Scott Sands Show his story and the basis of his new book Deep State Target: How I Got Caught In The Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump.
The first casualty of the Mueller probe - the first to plead guilty and to serve a prison sentence - Papadopoulos chronicles his clandestine meetings about Hillary Clinton’s hacked e-mails, his rift with former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, what it was like to be interrogated by Mueller’s team, and how he became, in the words of Republican Congressman Mark Meadows, “the whole reason for the Trump Russia investigation.”
George Papadopoulos poses and answers these questions and more in Deep State Target:
Details every encounter he had with the FBI and CIA during an unprecedented global campaign, including hisarrest and interrogation by the FBI and the Mueller team;
·Recounts his first call with Sam Clovis, head of the Trump Campaign’s foreign policy team, during which Clovis said “We want to improve relations with Russia,” a remark Clovis later denied - and shows how it led to a spiral thatput Papadopoulos on the radar of international intelligence;
·Unmasks a rogues’ gallery of infamous figures employed by agents from the U.S., Britain, and Australia, exposing the tactics and true allegiances of operatives like Joseph Mifsud, Stefan Halper, Charles Tawil, and Sergei Millian, and laying bare their astounding connections to each other; and
·Shares what really happened with Australian diplomat Andrew Downer, who he met with on May 10, 2016 in London. Did Papadopoulos actually tell him that the Russians had damaging material related to Hillary Clinton?
A book that takes us from a conference room table at the Trump International Hotel to a federal prison in Wisconsin,Deep State Target makes the best case yet that “Russian collusion” is not what it appears to be. This is a shocking account of international spy games and a disturbing eyewitness report on a secret double government - the Deep State - intent on destroying lives and a presidency.
“Revealing. Unfolds like a spy thriller. [An] insider account of a seemingly central piece of the special counsel investigation.” - Publishers Weekly