One of Donald Trump’s former campaign managers, George Papadopoulos, who famously met Alexander Downer at a London bar in what some have said was a trigger for the Robert Mueller investigation into Trump-Russian collusion, says he feels vindicated after the release of a summary of the Mueller report.
The special counsel’s investigation concluded there was no evidence Trump and members of the president’s election campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government ahead of the election.
“The witch-hunt is over,” Papadopoulos said. “I plan on going on the offensive and hope the president does too. Declassification of surveillance material is paramount.”
Papadopoulos was one of Mueller’s first prosecutions. The 31-year-old from Chicago pleaded guilty last year and was sentenced to 14 days’ prison for lying to the FBI about his contact with Russian nationals and Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud.
Papadopoulos claims Australian, UK and US intelligence agencies targeted him and that Downer recorded their…