News

Papadopoulos tweets ‘time to hit back’ after Mueller report delivered to DOJ

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos tweeted Friday that it was time for President Trump and his allies to “hit back” following the delivery of special counsel Robert Mueller’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.

{mosads}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 Jordan (R-Ohio), who called the investigation a “distraction.”

“Looking forward to reviewing the Special Counsel’s findings,” he wrote. “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.

Tags Donald Trump George Papadopoulos Jim Jordan Robert Mueller
See all Hill.TV See all Video

Most Popular

Load more

Video

See all Video