George Papadopoulos released from prison two days early


Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was released from federal prison on Friday morning, after serving 12 days of his 14-day prison sentence as part of his guilty plea to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal prosecutors in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 election, reported to prison in Oxford, Wis., on Nov. 26. He left two days early.

“George Papadopoulos was released from the minimum security facility and is no longer in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons,” a spokesperson for the Federal Correctional Institute, Oxford told Fox News on Friday.

The FCI spokesperson told Fox News he left before the 14 days was up because he had “two days of jail credit,” explaining that Papadopoulos, at some point during his indictment process, spent two days in jail. She did not disclose where or when he was held.

A spokesperson for the special counsel also declined to comment on where and when Papadopoulos served the initial two days in prison.

As part of his guilty plea, Papadopoulos also agreed to pay a $9,500 fine and complete 200 hours of community service.

Papadopoulos made false statements regarding his communications with an overseas professor who had connections with the Russian government.

Neither Papadopoulos, nor his attorneys, immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment.

Prior to beginning his sentence, Papadopoulos had been on a Twitter tear complaining about the investigation. Papadopoulos, last month, told “Fox & Friends” that he was even “considering withdrawing” his agreement with the government after learning “certain information.”

The Associated Press reported last month that Papadopoulos is seeking immunity to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, after speaking on the House side without that protection.

On Twitter, Papadopoulos said cryptically: “While I cannot disclose the information publicly, it’s a fact that both me and congress know who the SPY within the campaign was. Congress will likely include it in a report later on. Eyes were everywhere during 2016.”

Whether Papadopoulos truly has information damaging to the probe is unclear.

Source: FoxNews

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