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Breaking: Former Trump campaign aide sentenced - and his lawyer blames Trump
A former Trump campaign aide was sentenced for lying to the FBI during the investigation of the special counsel into Russian election interference. (Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)

Breaking: Former Trump campaign aide sentenced - and his lawyer blames Trump

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos was sentenced Friday for lying to the FBI in the special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference and alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

Here's his sentence for lying to the FBI

Papadopoulos was sentenced by a federal judge to jail for 14 days, one year of supervised release, and a fine of $9,500.

The 31-year-old Chicago-based international energy lawyer admitted that he lied to the FBI in order to cover up interactions he had with Russian operatives about obtaining damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

According to Politico's Kyle Cheney, the Papadapoulos' lawyer blamed Trump saying, "The president of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever could," citing the president's attacks on the investigation as a "witch hunt" and "fake news."

“The president of the United States, the commander in Chief, told the world that this was fake news," he added, and complimented Mueller's team for being "professional," while referring his own client as "naive" and a "fool."

Papadapoulos is blamed for part of the reason the investigation into Russian collusion began because he bragged about his interactions with Russian intermediaries to an Australian diplomat after a night of heavy drinking. The diplomat relayed the information to his government, which passed it along to the U.S. government.

Here's the Fox News report on the breaking news:

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News. You can reach him at cgarcia@blazemedia.com.