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Democrat: ‘Mueller knows far more than people think’

Cameron Lancaster

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) warned on Saturday that special counsel Robert Mueller “knows far more than people think,” pointing to a new report on the Trump campaign’s alleged dealings with Russia.

Lieu pointed to a Saturday New York Times report that found former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos inadvertently triggered the FBI’s investigation into Russian collusion by reportedly drunkenly telling to an Australian diplomat details of Russians possessing Democratic Party emails.

“Important story below,” Lieu tweeted. “Keep in mind no one was really aware of George Papadopoulos until his guilty plea was revealed. That tells us Special Counsel Mueller knows far more than people think. And Papadopoulos is cooperating with Mueller. The White House should be scared.”

{mosads}Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with Russians during the election, which were aimed at setting up a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

The former aide is now reportedly cooperating with Mueller, who has indicted three other former Trump campaign associates in his investigation, which he and his team of federal prosecutors took over from the FBI. 

The California lawmaker is a member of the House Judiciary Committee, which has interviewed former Trump campaign team members about their knowledge of communications with Russia.

Lieu has fiercely defended Mueller’s team despite criticism from Republicans, and has warned Trump of the political fallout that could result from firing the top investigator. 

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