UPDATED 9:18 AM PT — Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos is doubling down on claims he was coerced into his plea deal.
In a recently obtained excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Papadopoulos said the deal was “forced” on him by the special counsel. He said Robert Mueller threatened to charge him with failure to register as a foreign lobbyist if he did not admit to previously lying to the FBI.
In the past he accused the special counsel of setting up one of the “largest cases of entrapment in history” in order to secure his plea.
Papadopoulos slammed the probe over the weekend after Attorney Genral William Barr released his summary of the report. He took to Twitter to write “time to hit back.”