A former adviser to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE’s campaign during an interview early Tuesday dismissed George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosBarr: It would be a crime for president to pardon someone in exchange for their silence Press: What dirt does Putin have on Trump? Tweets, confirmations and rallies: Trump's year in numbers 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."