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Author Of GOP Memo Claims There’s No Proof Papadopoulos Ever Met Trump Despite Photo Proof

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Author Of GOP Memo Claims There’s No Proof Papadopoulos Ever Met Trump Despite Photo Proof




House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the author of a newly declassified document falsely insinuating the FBI abused US surveillance law to go after President Trump under the pretext of investigating Russia, claimed during an interview on “Fox & Friends” that former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos “never even had met” with President Trump “as far as we can tell.”

“If Papadopoulos was such a major figure, you had nothing on him, you know, the guy lied,” Nunes said. “As far as we can tell, Papadopoulos never even knew who — never even had met with the president.”

This is a blatant lie. We know it’s not true because there is a photograph of Papadopoulos and then-candidate Trump together taken during a March 2016 meeting of Trump’s foreign policy advisory staff.

The photo, which was released by the Trump campaign on social media, also shows then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) sitting at opposite heads of a table from Trump.



Nunes’s own memo names Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI, as the individual who “triggered” the FBI’s opening of a counterintelligence probe in July of 2016.

“Look, getting drunk in London and talking to diplomats, saying that you don’t like Hillary Clinton — I think it’s kind of scary that our intelligence agencies would take that and use it against [an] American citizen,” Nunes added during his interview with “Fox & Friends.”




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