Trump aide Papadopoulos gets 14 days in prison

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Papadopoulos became the second person to be sentenced to prison in a prosecution brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election continues today with no evidence that Trump's campaign colluded with foreign actors to meddle in the election.

Then speaking directly to Papadopoulos, Moss said: "I know the sentence is painful to you I'm sure you're wondering what case what comes next", and that he was impressed by his words to the judge. Papadopoulos initially told the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he spoke to Mifsud, who told him about Russian "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, before he joined the Trump campaign. He was the first known Trump campaign official to cooperate with the special counsel into possible conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

As part of his sentence, Papadopoulos also will have one year of court supervision, 200 hours of community service and was fined $9,500.

Prosecutors say Papadopoulos' lies caused irreparable harm to the investigation and he did not provide substantial assistance.

"This was not a noble lie", Moss said.

Mueller told Trump's attorneys in March he was continuing to investigate the Republican president but did not consider him a criminal target "at this point", the Washington Post reported in early April.

The punishment was far less than the maximum six-month sentence sought by the Government but also more than the probation that Papadopoulos and his lawyers had asked for.

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In a court filing, lawyers for Papadopoulos had argued for probation, saying he was "ashamed and remorseful" but wasn't trying to undermine the Russian Federation probe when he was "caught off-guard by an impromptu interrogation".

Breen said his client's primary interest was brokering a meeting between Trump and Putin, a move he believed the campaign supported.

According to the New York Times, George Papadopoulos played a key role in sparking the FBI's probe of Donald Trump's contacts with Russian Federation after he told a diplomat that Russian Federation had dirt on Hillary Clinton. "I think the judge really took everything into consideration".

"While some in the room rebuffed George's offer, Mr Trump nodded with approval and deferred to Mr Sessions, who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it", Papadopoulos claimed in a pre-sentencing statement last week.

The lies Mr. Papadopoulos told in his voluntary interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on January 27, 2017, prosecutors said, "undermined investigators' ability to challenge the professor or potentially detain or arrest him while he was still in the United States".

The court filing also suggested that both Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions approved of his outreach to Moscow, contradicting Sessions' sworn testimony.

"We were hoping for no jail time but two weeks is OK", Maria Stamatopoulos said.

Before the sentence was read, Papadopoulos' defense attorney, Thomas Breen, pointed fingers at Trump.

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