Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to Mueller investigators
Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos (image via Twitter).

George Papadopoulos, the former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has been sentenced to prison.

Appearing in federal court, the former businessman was sentenced to 14 days in prison for lying to federal investigators employed by special counsel Robert Mueller.

During his sentencing hearing Papadopoulos said his case should serve as a warning to others. "I made a terrible mistake," he remarked.

According to federal prosecutors, Papadopoulos lied to agents about his attempts to contact Russians during the campaign “to minimize both his own role as a witness and the extent of the campaign’s knowledge of his contacts."

Joseph Mifsud, a London-based professor told Papadopoulos that the Russians had “dirt” on Trump’s Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of emails.” That led the aide to boast about his find in a London bar that was overheard by an Australian diplomat which then was reported to the FBI.

Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October 2017.

Prosecutors had asked Papadopoulos be sentenced to no less than six months.