Convicted Trump foreign policy advisor announces he's 'uncovered a massive plot'
FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos is seen in a booking mugshot taken by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office as he was booked into the Alexandria Detention Center in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. July 28, 2017. Alexandria Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS

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.

Papadopoulos argues that the tweet by "Obama's former CIA director" vindicates his "massive plot" conspiracy theory.

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.