George Papadopoulos' fiancée goes on tweetstorm to prove he wasn't just a coffee boy to Trump
Indicted former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos (left) and his fiancée, Simona Mangiante (right). Image via Facebook.

Simona Mangiante, fiancée to indicted former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, is defending her man's reputation on Twitter by insisting he was integral to the campaign and never acted without permission from the top.


As The Atlantic's Natasha Bertrand noted, Mangiante on Tuesday was  "in the middle of a tweet/retweet storm of stories about how Papadopoulos played a high-level role on the campaign and never did anything without permission."

Many of the tweets the campaign aide's fiancée retweeted are from either late 2017 or January 2018, and much of the content concerns her specifically.

Though Mangiante didn't explain the reasoning behind her lengthy re-tweeting spree, the House Intelligence Committee's controversial memo alleging surveillance abuses at the Justice Department and the FBI did note that a tip about Papadopoulos triggered their investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Nevertheless, Republican backers of the memo (including President Donald Trump) insist on hyping the role of the infamous "golden showers" dossier authored by former British spy Christopher Steele as the impetus for the surveillance warrant against fellow campaign aide Carter Page.