Trump campaign gave feds the goods on Papadopoulos, says White House

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The White House spent Monday insisting that everything was calm after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's indictment of President Trump's campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his top aide, Rick Gates, plus the newly announced guilty plea of a Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.

Speaking of Papadopoulos's role, she said: "It was extremely limited, it was a volunteer position".

The White House insists investigators are looking in the wrong direction. Meanwhile, CNN's fact check read: "Reality check: Papadopoulos' role", and listed that Trump had in the past cited Papadopoulos as an "excellent guy" and that Papadopoulos had attended "at least one meeting".

A White House reporter asked Sanders if her previous comments, where she expressed her belief that the investigation will be wrapped up "soon", were "wishful thinking" or "spin".

The Press Secretary also repeated Trump's current favourite go-to line, that the real investigation should be about Hillary Clinton, Uranium One and the pee dossier. Both pleaded not guilty. "There's clear evidence of the Clinton campaign colluding with Russian intelligence to spread disinformation and smear the President to influence the election".

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"When you compare those two, it's like apples and oranges". She affirmed President Donald Trump's stance that there was "no collusion" between his campaign and Russian Federation.

A campaign supervisor encouraged Papadopoulos to take the meeting with the professor in Russian Federation "if it is feasible", according to the unsealed documents.

Mr. Papadopoulos's offers were repeatedly rebuffed by the campaign, although one official told him to go to Russian Federation in order to gather dirt about Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

A Trump campaign supervisor encouraged Papadopoulos to make the trip "if it is feasible" on August 15, 2016.

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