Convicted felon George Papadopoulos said that he was treated well while serving his prison sentence because it was “Trump country.”
Papadopoulos, a former Donald Trump advisor, served eleven days in prison for lying to FBI agents about his contacts with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.
He was interviewed by MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber on Tuesday. It was his first appearance on the network.
“What was it like for you in prison?” Melber asked. “How were you treated by the other inmates?
“It was Trump country, okay,” Papadopoulos replied. “Oxford, Wisconsin, is Trump country, a population of around 800 people.”
“Quite frankly, I was treated excellent,” he added.
“You’re saying the other inmates were Trump supporters and viewed you through that lens?” Melber asked.
“Let’s say I had some street cred,” Papadopoulos answered, with a laugh.
Trump’s ‘policy schizophrenia’ is why he’s been ‘checkmated’ on both Iran and North Korea: Nicolle Wallace
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace admitted being terrified by President Donald Trump's foreign policy chaos as the administration appears intent on war with Iran.
"For an administration that seems to get lost in its own fog of chaos and dysfunction that comes with everything from immigration policy to the president's internal battleground state polls, there may be no chapter quite as terrifying as watching Donald Trump march to the beat of his own drums of war with Iran, after making a series of moves seen around the world escalating with an already fraught escalation with Iran, Donald Trump now finds himself largely checkmated on two intractable fronts, Iran and North Korea," Wallace reported.
Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed a proposed Texas law banning guns in secure airport areas. Supporters say it’s still needed.
Federal law already makes it illegal for most people to possess a weapon on secure parts of an airport tarmac. The bill was aimed at also allowing local law enforcement, especially at smaller airports, to take action in the face of an emergency.
A state representative says action is still needed after Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed his bill that would have allowed local authorities to bring charges against people who carry a gun in a secure area of a Texas airport.
Federal law already makes it illegal for a person or airport employee to possess a weapon on secure parts of the airport tarmac. State Rep. Rafael Anchía, a Democrat from Dallas, wanted to give state officials the same jurisdiction as federal agents in such a case, partially so that smaller commercial airports wouldn’t have to wait for a federal agent to arrive on site in order to take action in the face of an emergency.
Judge drops the hammer on ‘possibly criminal’ Alex Jones for his unhinged rant against Sandy Hook families
A Connecticut judge this week sanctioned InfoWars host Alex Jones after he uncorked an unhinged rant against attorneys representing the families of Sandy Hook victims who are suing him for defamation.
CNN reports that Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis slammed Jones in court on Tuesday and called his attacks on the Sandy Hook families and their attorneys "indefensible," "unconscionable," and "possibly criminal behavior."