White House: 'Nothing Happened Beyond' Papadopoulos Contacting Prof

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White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Tuesday that George Papadopoulos is an example of "somebody doing the wrong thing while the president's campaign did the right thing". "The real collusion scandal, as we've said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russia", Sanders said.

She responded that he was a campaign volunteer who played a minimal role.

The Washington Post reported last week that the Clinton campaign and the DNC had hired FusionGPS to produce a dossier on Trump.

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates were indicted by a federal grand jury Monday on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, unregistered agent of a foreign principal, false and misleading Foreign Agent Registration (FARA) statements, false statements and seven counts of failure to file reports of foreign banks and financial accounts.

CNN has fact-checked the Trump administration in the past on its chyron. "It was a volunteer position".

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , saying his country had "produced results" fighting the region's Islamist militants. Saleh Bin Humaid, to attend the opening session of the federal cabinet as a "special guest".

Both pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday afternoon. She continued that "no activity was ever done in an official capacity on behalf of the campaign in that regard".

The professor, the statement indicates, had "substantial connections to Russian government officials" even though Papadopoulos claimed the professor was "a nothing".

"We do think it will wrap up soon".

It's Not Just Team Trump-From Politico's Playbook: "Democratic power lobbyist Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group, is stepping down from the lobbying shop that bears his name after coming under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller". CBS News justice reporter Paula Reid, however, said her sources still maintain that the investigation is not winding down and could in fact take years to be wrapped up. "The Department of Justice has it, they're reviewing, and I'd refer you to them to any specific questions".

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