George who? As Papadopoulos pleads guilty, Trump’s team seeks distance from ‘this individual’

Callum Borchers writes: When Donald Trump visited The Washington Post in March 2016 to be interviewed by the newspaper’s editorial board, publisher Fred Ryan opened the session by asking whether the candidate could reveal any members of his foreign policy team, which he had not yet unveiled.

George Papadopoulos was the third person Trump highlighted.

“He’s an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy,” Trump said of Papadopoulos.

Now that Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to FBI investigators, however, Trump’s team is casting him not as “excellent” but as practically nonexistent. [Continue reading…]

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