It is specifically about the campaign - MS. SANDERS: It has nothing to do with the activities of the campaign.
Dodging the question, she replied: "I'm telling you he was a volunteer member of an advisory council that literally met one time".
Papadopoulos' lie to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents detailed the nature of his interactions with "foreign nationals" who he believed to be closely connected to senior Russian government officials.
"It has nothing to do with the campaign's activities", she said of Papadopoulos' plea.
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"Unfortunately I think world leaders are very aware that much of what he says is untrue", Corker said . Now, his decision to retire throws the prospects for his seat even more up in the air.
But "Trump's anger Monday was visible to those who interacted with him, and the mood in the corridors of the White House was one of weariness and fear of the unknown, "The Washington Post reports".
CNN's "Facts First" feature came a day after Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was charged with 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States, tax fraud and money laundering, in one of the first indictments to come from Mueller's probe. "The real collusion scandal, as we've said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russia", Sanders said. And again, no activity was ever done in an official capacity on behalf of the campaign in that regard. Majority took place well before the campaign ever even existed.
Sanders was also asked how she could "describe Papadopoulos as having a limited role when there's a photograph of [him] sitting at a table with then-candidate Trump at a national security meeting".
"We do think it will wrap up soon". CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid, however, said her sources still maintain that the investigation is not winding down and could in fact take years to be wrapped up.