Former Trump advisor George Papadopoulos whose odd story played a big role in the Mueller report findings has some shocking news. While a guest on Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo’s show yesterday for an exclusive interview, Papadopoulos said he is “heading back to Greece to retrieve $10,000 that he suspects was dropped in his lap as part of an entrapment scheme by the CIA or FBI- and federal investigators want to see the marked bills, which he said are now stored in a safe place.”
This may sound more like a Jason Bourne movie than real life, but Papadopoulos has experienced some very bizarre encounters. This walk down memory lane seems to be the result of last week’s Mueller hearing when Devin Nunes, (R-CA) pressed Mueller on the relationship between Papadopoulos and a Maltese professor named Joseph Mifsud. It’s as if Mueller had an outer body experience and was unaware of who or where he was and consistently refused to answer Nunes in any capacity on the matter.
On Fox News yesterday Papadopoulos said:
I was very happy to see that Devin Nunes brought that up…A man named Charles Tawil gave me this money [in Israel] under very suspicious circumstances. A simple Google search about this individual will reveal he was a CIA or State Department asset in South Africa during the ‘90s and 2000s. I think around the time when Bob Mueller was the director of the FBI.
Papadopoulos then added, “I have my theory of what that was all about…The money, I gave it to my attorney in Greece because I felt it was given to me under very suspicious circumstances.” His hunch seemed to have validity as he described “upon coming back to the United States I had about seven or eight FBI agents rummaging through my luggage looking for money.” He felt that the whole thing was a “setup” by the “FBI likely, or even the special counsel’s office” in order to “bring a FARA [Foreign Agents Registraction Act] violation against me.” FARA violations aided in the prosecutions of other former Trump aides, including Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort.
George Papadopoulos had previously said he wanted Attorney General William Barr and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to inspect the bills because he thinks “they are marked and they’re going to go all the way back to DOJ, under the previous FBI under [James] Comey, and even the Mueller team.”
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