A former adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't want to use 'adversary' to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE’s campaign during an interview early Tuesday dismissed George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosHillicon Valley: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | Sparks fly at hearing on social media | First House Republican backs net neutrality bill | Meet the DNC's cyber guru | Sinclair defiant after merger setback 5 revelations from Mueller's indictment of Russians in DNC hack Top Dem displays posters of ‘guilty’ subjects in Mueller probe MORE's role, saying he was “the coffee boy” and “had nothing to do with the campaign.”

“I mean, you might have called him a foreign policy analyst,” Michael Caputo told CNN’s “New Day.”

"But in fact, you know, if he was going to wear a wire, all we’d know now is whether he prefers a caramel macchiato over a regular American coffee in conversations with his barista," he said.

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The comments come one day after special counsel Robert Mueller's office announced that Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in the investigation into Russia’s election interference and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and the Kremlin.

Papadopoulos, a volunteer on the campaign, allegedly attempted to organize a meeting between the Trump team and Russian officials.

“He had nothing to do with the campaign," Caputo said on CNN. "And all this contact with alleged Russians is something completely beyond the scope of his volunteer duties."