Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo downplayed George Papadopoulos' role in the 2016 campaign, calling him a volunteer "coffee boy" - despite the fact that then-candidate Donald Trump called him an "excellent guy" a year ago. An image released on Trump's Instagram account a year ago also shows Papadopoulos seated at the same table with Trump and then-Alabama Sen.
Colbert also showed a photo of Papadopoulos in a photo from a meeting during the campaign at which Trump and Jeff Sessions also were present - a meeting "so pale that Greek is the diversity hire", Colbert noted.
Trump's tweets represented an effort to distance himself from George Papadopoulos, who served as a Trump campaign national security adviser.More news: Ghost Of Tsushima Sees Feudal Japan Versus The Mongol Empire
"If he was going to wear a wire, all we'd know now know was whether he prefers a caramel machiatto over a regular American coffee in conversations with his barista", Caputo said.
Caputo added that the former foreign policy adviser's "contact with alleged Russians is completely beyond the scope of his volunteer duties".
On Tuesday morning, President Trump downplayed his connection with a former adviser who pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about the Trump campaign's Russian Federation contacts as nothing more than a "young, low level volunteer named George, who has already proven to be a liar".More news: Hospital safety scores released
Cuomo said that with all the evidence, it seems Papadopoulos was "certainly" part of the Trump campaign. "I'm sure there are a lot of phones ringing off the hook to folks' lawyers", said Julie Myers Wood, another Whitewater prosecutor.
The only thing Michigan's George Papadopoulos is guilty of is eating too much of his mother's cooking and "way too many spinach pies", he says.
But, if that's true, how come, Colbert wondered, Trump told The Washington Post during the campaign, his foreign policy advisory team began with "George Papadopoulos - he's an oil and energy consultant".More news: Judge accidentally reveals victor of hot United Kingdom baking program
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