George is the man at the heart of the Trump/Russia investigation. This interview was pretty astounding. Insights you will almost certainly have never heard anywhere else.
George Papadopoulos’ wife, Simona Mangiante, said her husband was not involved in collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government and that he pleaded guilty in the special counsel’s investigation to avoid facing charges that he was an agent of the Israeli government.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation, Mangiante also claimed that it was former Trump campaign aide Papadopoulos who, during an interview with the FBI on Jan. 27, 2017, brought up Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious Maltese professor who mentioned Hillary Clinton’s emails to him during a meeting in London in April 2016.
Papadopoulos’ willingness to bring up Mifsud during that FBI interview suggests he was not trying to cover up a conspiracy involving Clinton’s emails, Mangiante said.
A former attorney in the European Parliament, Mangiante is coming forward with the new details about Papadopoulos’ activities on the Trump campaign in order to “reset the narrative” that he colluded with the Russian government. She is also pushing back against the idea that Papadopoulos has information that could be damaging to the Trump administration.
The Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office declined comment on Mangiante’s claims, which she shared in a lengthy interview on Sunday. But if accurate, they would undercut much of the speculation about Papadopoulos’ role in Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.