The Russia Connection

Document: George Papadopoulos Defense Team Sentencing Memo

By Mikhaila Fogel
Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9:56 AM

The defense team for George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in connection with L'Affaire Russe last October, has released a sentencing memo ahead of Papadopoulos's sentencing hearing on Sept. 7. His attorneys describe Papadopoulos as an eager and curious "young energy policy guru" who was "out of his depth" when dealing with the Trump campaign and individuals linked to the Russian government. The sentencing memo can be read in full below. The special counsel's sentencing memo for Papadopoulos is available here (analysis from Quinta Jurecic and Benjamin Wittes of the special counsel's memo is available here).

George Papadopoulos Defense Team Sentencing Memo