Papadopoulos: 'My recollection differs' from Jeff Sessions on Russian Federation

Cheryl Sanders
September 12, 2018

President Trump, then a candidate, nodded at him and didn't seem committed, but Mr. Sessions seemed "quite enthusiastic" about the prospect of a Trump-Putin summit, Mr. Papadopoulos said Sunday on ABC's "This Week". "And then I found myself pinned between the Department of Justice and the sitting president and having probing questions that I thought might incriminate the sitting president".

"You were trying to protect the president?" asked host George Stephanopoulos.

Sessions told Congress he "pushed back" on the potential meeting, but Papadopoulos has a conflicting account.

Papadopoulos repeated that assessment of Sessions' enthusiasm on other networks as well.

No meeting of Trump and Putin occurred during the 2016 campaign. The segment was a clip from a CNN documentary on Papadopoulos, set to air Friday.

"My recollection differs from Jeff Sessions'", Papadopoulos said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday morning.

A lawyer for Sessions, Chuck Cooper, said in a statement Monday that his client "has publicly testified under oath about his recollection of this meeting, and he stands by his testimony". During their meeting, according to Papadopoulos, it appeared that Halper attempted to record their conversation, asking several questions about Russian ties to the Trump campaign.

In a separate interview Friday with Tapper, Papadopoulos described how Halper approached him out of the blue in September 2016. Papadopoulos said. "All I can say is this is a meeting from about two years ago".

Her husband said, "I have no idea, George". Papadopoulos says he had nothing to do with the leak. "That's correct, right, George?'".

Papadopoulos said he doesn't remember telling Downer anything about damaging info on Clinton.

The two met around May 10, 2016, at the Kensington Gardens bar in London, joined by Downer's counselor Erika Thompson, The Daily Caller reported.

In late April, he also told them that Mr Mifsud said the Russians had information that could harm Mrs Clinton, in the form of thousands of emails. His client was also affected by Trump's cries of "fake news" and his casting of the Russian Federation investigation as a "witch hunt" just days before his FBI interview.

"The early date of this contact is significant: Even the Clinton campaign was not yet aware that Russian Federation possessed their stolen emails", Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee wrote in a status report about their investigation.

While Papadopoulos is planning a move to California to begin his new life supporting his wife's fledgling acting career, he may not be entirely finished with the investigations that led him to prison.

"I mean look, Sessions we could criticize for a million things, his immigration policy is disgusting, everything, his criminal justice policy is terrible", Nadler said. I can't guarantee it.

Russian spies stole emails from the Clinton campaign and offered to hand them to the Trump campaign, court docs claimed.

"That's not very believable", Sen.

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