New Worry for Trump Team: Did Ex-Adviser Wear a Wire?

George Papadopoulos is called a 'proactive cooperator,' though meaning is unclear
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2017 12:30 PM CDT
In this photo from President Trump's Twitter account, George Papadopoulos, third from left, sits at a table with then-candidate Trump and others.   (Donald Trump's Twitter account via AP)

(Newser) – The political world learned a new name on Monday, that of George Papadopoulos, the former adviser to President Trump's campaign caught up in the Robert Mueller investigation. Papadopoulos has admitted lying to the FBI about his outreach to Russian individuals in a bid to get "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, and several stories are now raising a troubling new concern for the White House: that Papadopoulos wore a wire as part of his cooperation in order to get a more lenient sentence. The details:

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