George Papadapolous, the former Donald Trump campaign aide who pleaded guilty in October to one count of lying to the FBI, is much more than a “coffee boy,” his fiancée said, insisting “history will remember him like John Dean.”
In an interview with the Washington Post, published Monday, Simona Mangiante told reporters her fiancé Papdapoulos has much more information than has been previously reported.
“There’s a lot to come,” she said. “He was the first one to break a hole on all of this.”
Mangiante said Papadapoulous guilty plea and subsequent work for the FBI was “brave,” adding her fiancé didn’t have a “hard” time making the decision. “It’s always easiest to say the truth about everything,” she said.
Mangiante also promised her “loyal” fiancé was “on the right sight of history.”
Trump associates have tried to downplay Papadapoulous’ role during the campaign, to varying degrees of success. Mangiante told the Post their description of him as a “coffee boy” could not be further from the truth.
“I know what it means as a young person to do all the efforts you do to build your career and be dismissed as a coffee boy,” she said.
Mangiante also described the impact of Papadapoulous’ guilty plea on their budding romance.
“We went from paradise to hell,” she said, adding the investigation “has changed his life forever.”