Former Trump campaign aide George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosTrump supporters show up to DC for election protest Trump pardons draw criticism for benefiting political allies Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' MORE tweeted Friday that it was time for President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE and his allies to "hit back" following the delivery of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE's report to the Justice Department.
In a brief tweet, Papadopoulos joined other Trump supporters in celebrating news that Mueller's team would reportedly not be recommending any further indictments as a result of the nearly two-year investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Time to hit back!— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) March 22, 2019
Papadopoulos, who served a brief prison sentence last year for lying to FBI agents about his contact with individuals linked to Russia during the 2016 campaign, has remained a staunch supporter of the president since his release. He has repeatedly condemned Mueller's investigation that led to charges against him as corrupt.
“I NEVER flipped against the president. What I did do, however, is expose the corruption of this ‘investigation’ for the world to see. The legacy is what matters now, how history remembers these days. Silence during these critical days was never an option. All must be exposed,” he tweeted in November.
He has said in recent months that he is considering a 2020 run for Congress as a Republican, and currently lives in California with his wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos.
Other allies of the president also celebrated the delivery of Mueller's report to the Justice Department on Friday, including House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanAllies see rising prospect of Trump 2024 White House bid Republican leaders misjudged Jan. 6 committee Watchdog group seeks ethics probe over McCarthy's Jan. 6 comments MORE (R-Ohio), who called the investigation a "distraction."
"Looking forward to reviewing the Special Counsel’s findings," he wrote. "This distraction is finally over."
Looking forward to reviewing the Special Counsel’s findings.— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 22, 2019
This distraction is finally over.
The White House and Trump have been silent so far on the report, the contents of which have reportedly not yet been provided to Congress or members of the president's legal team.