President Trump has issued a mocking response to the relatively light punishment handed down to former campaign aide George Papadopoulos, the “first Trump adviser to be sentenced as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion between the Kremlin and the campaign,” reports CNN.
14 days for $28 MILLION - $2 MILLION a day, No Collusion. A great day for America!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 7, 2018
The president tweeted Friday: “14 days for $28 MILLION – $2 MILLION a day, No Collusion. A great day for America!”
The source of the dollar figure mentioned in Trump’s tweet is unclear.
Papadopoulos was ordered to spend 14 days in jail after he “pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about key details of his conversations with a London-based professor who had told him the Russians held ‘dirt,’ in the form of thousands of emails, on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton,” notes the Washington Post.
Prosecutors had asked for up to six months of jail time, but the former aide’s legal team wanted probation.
During his sentencing, Papadopoulos told the court he made “a terrible mistake, for which I have paid a terrible price, and am deeply ashamed.”
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