White House downplays George Papadopoulos' role in Trump campaign

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The White House scolded the media on Tuesday for being "obsessed" with Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation - a day after the special counsel brought criminal charges against three former aides to President Trump.

The plea was unsealed Monday, but his sentencing hearing will be scheduled later.

When asked about that later in the briefing, Sanders insisted that it was only one meeting between Trump campaign officials and Russian officials, while trying to say that Clinton's campaign was actually involved in colluding with Russia. "That doesn't have anything to do with the campaign or the campaign's activities", she said. 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".

Papadopoulos' lie to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents detailed the nature of his interactions with "foreign nationals" who he believed to be closely connected to senior Russian government officials.

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

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Separately, Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate were indicted on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States and other counts.

Throughout the briefing, Sanders continued to distance the Trump campaign from the activities of Manafort, Gates and Papadopoulos.

"The real collusion scandal, as we've said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russian Federation", she said. A lot of them took place well before the campaign ever even existed.

She also reiterated that President Trump has no plans to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The press secretary said the White House does think it will wrap up soon because the "facts are on our side".

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