Convicted Trump aide to run for ex-Rep. Katie Hill’s seat after she was forced out by revenge porn attack
Composite image of George Papadopoulos (mugshot) and Rep. Katie Hill (congressional portrait)

Convicted former Donald Trump advisor George Papadopoulos has filed paperwork to run for Congress in California as a Republican.

Papadopoulos is running for the state's 25th congressional district, which will be an open seat following the announcement by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) that she will not run for re-election after being targeted with revenge porn.

In October of 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to make false statements to the FBI. He served twelve days in a federal prison.

Trump has said his former advisor was just a "coffee boy."

State Assemblywoman Christy Smith, who is a Democrat running for the seat, blasted Papadopoulos.

"If he pled guilty to lying to the FBI - how do we know he'll tell us the truth? We deserve someone from our community serving as our voice - not Trump's wannabe political hack," Smith said.