Former Trump campaign adviser 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 will be sentenced on Sept. 7, according to the U.S. District Court for D.C. calendar.
The former campaign adviser pleaded guilty last year to lying to FBI agents in 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 probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Papadopoulos was charged with making false statements to investigators about conversations he had with a foreign professor, who told him that Russians had thousands of emails with damaging information on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 MORE.
Prosecutors estimated in Papadopoulos's plea agreement that he will likely serve no more than six months in jail and face a fine between $500 to $9,500, given that he isn't found to have committed any more crimes.
Mueller had requested the Sept. 7 sentencing date in a court filing last week.
The Trump campaign has claimed that Papadopoulos was a low-level staffer, labeling him a “coffee boy.” His now-wife rebutted those statements last year, saying that he was “constantly in touch with high-level officials in the campaign."
His wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, has recently made public pleas to President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE to pardon her husband, saying he was “dedicated and committed” to the campaign.
“So I trust and hope and ask to President Trump to pardon him. I hope he will,” she said during an appearance with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson earlier this month.