A former foreign policy advisor to President Donald Trump who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now alleging he has uncovered a "massive plot" against him.
George Papadopoulos was arrested by FBI agents at Washington-Dulles Airport in July of 2017 and pleaded guilty that November. On September 7, he was sentenced to 14 days in prison, 12 months of supervised release, 200 hours of community service and a $9,500 fine.
Papadopoulos has claimed he was set up "to try and sabotage Donald Trump" after Australia alerted U.S. officials to his claims that Russia had damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Former CIA Director Michael Hayden was shocked to see Papadopoulos make his allegation.
@GeorgePapa19 My god. A friend tries to warn us and now this. And, I might add, a different tone than the one presentencing— Gen Michael Hayden (@Gen Michael Hayden)1537719386.0
Papadopoulos argues that the tweet by "Obama's former CIA director" vindicates his "massive plot" conspiracy theory.
When Obama's former CIA director attacks you on twitter over the truth, you know you uncovered a massive plot.— George Papadopoulos (@George Papadopoulos)1537815022.0
Gen. Hayden was actually appointed CIA Director by Republican President George W. Bush, though he served 24 days during Obama's presidency as a hold-over.