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George Papadopoulos' wife is trying to scrap her husband's plea deal with Mueller, and her comments could have huge ripple effects in the Russia probe

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The wife of George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser on President Donald Trump's campaign, is trying to scrap her husband's plea deal with the special counsel Robert Mueller.
One former federal prosecutor said he sees the attempt as part of a larger effort by Trump's allies to discredit Mueller and the Russia investigation.
Mangiante's comments could also have an effect on two significant parts of the probe: the trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and ongoing negotiations between Mueller and Trump's lawyers over a presidential interview.
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Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

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WASHINGTON - A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation. The prosecutors disclosed that George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential race, caused irreparable damage to the investigation because he lied repeatedly during a January 2017 interview.
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