George Papadopoulos' lawyers claim 'nodded with approval' over Putin ...

The lawyers for former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos claim that the president-to-be 'nodded with approval' when asked if he wanted to have a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

Papadopoulos' lawyers released a memo on Friday also seeking a reduced jail sentence for their client lying to the FBI when interviewed in January 2017. 

At the first gathering of 's foreign policy team in Washington on March 31, 2016, Papadopoulos, 'eager to show his value to the campaign,' told the candidate and his advisors that he had connections that could facilitate such a meeting.

Papadopoulos' lawyers released a memo on Friday seeking a reduced jail sentence for their client lying to the FBI when interviewed in January 2017

Papadopoulos' lawyers released a memo on Friday seeking a reduced jail sentence for their client lying to the FBI when interviewed in January 2017

'While some in the room rebuffed George's offer, Mr. Trump nodded with approval and deferred to Mr. Sessions, who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it,' the statement said about their client's intention to set up a meeting with Putin

'While some in the room rebuffed George's offer, Mr. Trump nodded with approval and deferred to Mr. Sessions, who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it,' the statement said about their client's intention to set up a meeting with Putin

'While some in the room rebuffed George's offer, Mr. nodded with approval and deferred to Mr. Sessions, who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it,' the statement said about their client's intention to set up a meeting with Putin

'While some in the room rebuffed George's offer, Mr. nodded with approval and deferred to Mr. Sessions, who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it,' the statement said, referring to Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general.

Papadopoulos is expected to be sentenced on Friday.

In the statement to the court, Papadopoulos admitted he lied to investigators, but asked for a very light sentence, saying he had not sought to obstruct the investigation but only wanted to protect his career path.

He said he was a young, inexperienced fan of when his application to join the campaign was accepted in March 2016.

Papadopoulos made contacts with a mysterious professor, Joseph Mifsud, who claimed Kremlin links and introduced him to other ostensibly well-connected Russians, including an alleged niece of Putin

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