Pa­padopou­los re­leased from prison

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD - Ge­orge Pa­padopou­los

WASH­ING­TON — Ge­orge Pa­padopou­los, the first per­son sent to prison in the Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion, has been re­leased.

That’s ac­cord­ing to the Fed­eral Bureau of Pris­ons.

The for­mer Trump cam­paign for­eign pol­icy ad­viser was sen­tenced to 14 days in prison this year af­ter he pleaded guilty to ly­ing to the FBI about his con­tacts with Rus­sian in­ter­me­di­aries. Spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller’s team rec­om­mended in­car­cer­a­tion for Pa­padopou­los be­cause they said he be­grudged his co­op­er­a­tion and his lies harmed the probe.

Pa­padopou­los took a re­morse­ful tone dur­ing his sen­tenc­ing hear­ing, but he has since at­tacked Mueller’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion as cor­rupt.

De­clas­si­fied doc­u­ments show that Pa­padopou­los’ for­eign con­tacts dur­ing the pres­i­den­tial cam­paign prompted the FBI in July 2016 to open a coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence in­ves­ti­ga­tion. That in­ves­ti­ga­tion was later taken over by Mueller.

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