George Papadopoulos Walks Free After Spending 12 Days in Prison

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos left federal prison Friday after he was sentenced to only 12 days for lying to federal investigators about his conversations with Russia-linked individuals during the 2016 presidential campaign. CNN reports that Papadopoulos left a federal prison in Wisconsin at about 10 a.m. ET. He will now be supervised for 12 months, and must serve 200 hours of community service and pay $9,500. In the August 17 sentencing memo, Mueller wrote that Papadopoulos “knew the questions he was asked by the FBI were important, and he knew his answers were false at the time he gave them. His lies negatively affected the FBI’s Russia investigation, and prevented the FBI from effectively identifying and confronting witnesses in a timely fashion.”