Former Trump campaign volunteer, George Papadopoulos said he would like to testify in front of the Senate about his “suspicious encounters” with certain individuals he met throughout the 2016 election.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Papadopoulos wrote that he would testify about his interactions with Australian diplomat, Alexander Downer, FBI informant, Stefan Halper, “Putin’s niece,” Maltese academic, Joseph Misfud, as well as other U.S. officials who reached out to him. In a second tweet, the former campaign advisor claimed that US intelligence officials, Gregory Baker and Terrence Dudley “both wanted to ingratiate themselves” into the Trump campaign through Papadopoulos.
Papadopoulos was sentenced last week to 14 days in federal prison for lying to the FBI, after becoming a central figure in the Mueller probe. He was also given 12 months probation, 200 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay a $9,500 fine.
Hons: @SenatorBurr and @MarkWarner if my lawyers are fine with me testifying, I am more than happy to discuss my suspicious encounters with Alexander Downer; US officials who were reaching out to me around that time, Stefan Halper, "Putin's niece" and of course Joseph Mifsud.
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 12, 2018
Hons: @SenatorBurr and @MarkWarner if I do testify, I think it's also important for me to detail my interactions with US intelligence officials from US Embassy, London. Gregory Baker and Terrence Dudley. Both wanted to ingratiate themselves in campaign via myself.
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 13, 2018
Papadopolous’ attorney, Thomas Breen, confirmed his client’s tweet, saying, “we’ll make him available upon a proper request.”