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Watch: Here’s what you should know about George Papadopoulos

What happened?

A former foreign policy adviser on the Trump campaign has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI about the “timing, extent and nature” of his interactions with people he knew could connect him to senior Russian government officials.

Tell me that name again …

George Papadopoulos: He joined the Trump campaign in March 2016.

CNN reported:

The statement from Mueller says that Papadopoulos falsely claimed he met with an overseas professor before joining the Trump campaign in March 2016 about "the Russians possessing "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in the form of "thousands of emails."

During a March 31, 2016, foreign policy meeting with Trump and other campaign foreign policy advisers, Papadopoulos introduced himself to the group and stated "he had connections that could help arrange a meeting between then-candidate Trump and President Putin," according a factual statement signed by Papadopoulos in connection with his guilty plea.

Anything else I need to know?

It’s a complex story that’s still developing. Learn more with our explainer here.

Glenn's take: 

Glenn compared the Trump campaign's reported connections to Russia to the Clinton campaign and DNC's funding of the infamous "Trump dossier."

"What's the difference between what he just did and what Hillary did and Fusion GPS? Except somebody laundered the information," Glenn said. "The term everybody is looking for is 'opposition research.'"

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” with Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere weekdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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