Former Donald Trump presidential campaign advisor George Papadopoulos is hoping Trump supporters will donate $250,000 to him because he’s been “the victim of the biggest plot in American political history.”
In October of 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to lying to the FBI about contacts he had with Russian agents during the 2016 campaign.
In September, Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in prison, a fine of $9,500 and 200 hours of community service. He’s complained of being unemployable since his indictment.
On Thursday, Papadopoulos again took to Twitter to request contributions.
On the fundraising page, Papadopoulos is fancied as the victim of an international espionage scheme.
“George Papadopoulos, a young man who has devoted his bright career to serve his country and help Donald Trump to become our President, has been the victim of the biggest plot in American political history,” the page reads. “While honestly working for the Trump campaign, he became the target of many shady forces to sabotage the President.”
“He had a brilliant career that was violently interrupted,” the page claims.