But wait, that would mean that Jeff Sessions lied under oath.
Courtesy of NBC News:
George Papadopoulos, a one-time Trump campaign adviser who was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in jail as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, said Sunday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was “quite enthusiastic” about his potentially setting up a meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. He added that members of the campaign were “fully aware” of his efforts.
Papadopoulos’ remarks directly contradicts what Sessions told Congress under oath, that he “pushed back” on the potential meeting.
“My recollection differs from Jeff Sessions’,” Papadopoulos said on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday morning.
Papadopoulos was then asked if he believes Mueller’s investigation will show there was collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russians.
“All I can say is that my testimony might have helped move something towards that, but I have no idea,” he said.
Papadopoulos claims that while Trump only seemed to nod in agreement with the meeting, that Sessions was all over the idea, and that other members of the campaign like Corey Lewandowski and senior aide Sam Clovis were also fully aware of what he was doing.
I think that George Papadopolous is a slippery little slimeball, not worthy of a lot of our trust, but if I have to choose between believing him or Jeff Sessions, who has already been caught lying about Russian connections, I think I will go with Papadopolous.