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George Papadopoulos

Foreign Policy Advisor to the Trump Campaign, Brief 2016 presidential campaign advisor to Ben Carson, HUD Secretary

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Former intern and researcher at the conservative Hudson Institute after graduating college in 2009. Energy deals focusing on the Leviathon gas field and promoting the Israel-Greece and Italy East Med Pipeline. Promotes Israeli settlements and used “Judea and Samaria”, Israeli Right-wing terms. (As Putin Becomes One of World’s Most Powerful Players, His Surprising Jewish Connection is Revealed Breaking Israel News)

Papadopoulos was interviewed by FBI January 27, 2017, and February 16, 2017. Arrested at Dulles International Airport July 27, 2017, Pleaded Guilty for lying to the FBI 10/5/17. STATEMENT OF THE OFFENSE Sentenced to 14 days in prison 8/17/18. SENTENCING MEMORANDUM

Future wife Simona Mangiante worked for very senior members of the EU Parliament in 2009. Simona was introduced to Mifsud by another EU Parliamentary member, Gianni Pittella, in 2012, and worked for Mifsud upon his recommendation.

      • March 6, 2016, Papadopoulos, living in London, learned he would be Foreign Policy Advisor for the Trump Campaign during a conversation with Campaign Supervisor Sam Clovis, who relayed that a principal Campaign focus was an improved relationship with Russia.

“When Trump named Papadopoulos to his foreign policy advisory team the fact emerged that a central element of his short career had involved active public lobbying for energy cooperation between Israel, Greece and Cyprus, after significant natural gas resources were discovered in Israel. Papadopoulos wrote Op-Ed pieces in Israeli news outlets – including one in Haaretz – arguing that the Israel should cooperate with Greece and Cyprus in its development of the Tamar and Leviathan gas fields and avoid excessive cooperation with Turkey. He was particularly forceful in an article he wrote for the rightist outlet Arutz Sheva in 2014.A proposal to build a pipeline to Turkey in order to export gas to Europe, he said “is bereft of the political realities in the region and does not take into account the potentially devastating impact this option can have on Israel’s strategic relations with EU member Cyprus, and by extension, all of Europe” and that “regional economic cooperation between Israel and Cyprus should be the guiding principle that anchors Israel economically to Europe.” The Washington Post piece on Papadopulos quoted Elizabeth Rosenberg, an energy expert at the Center for a New American Security noting that the young Trump adviser that “has argued for Israeli gas moving to Europe. If that eventually comes to pass it will compete with U.S. gas to Europe. The United States and Israel are allies, but whose team is he on?”” Haaertz October 30, 2017

    • March 14, 2016, while traveling in Italy, Papadopoulos met the “Professor” Josef Mifsud.
    • March 21, 2016, Papadopoulos announced as one of five foreign policy advisors at the Washington Post press conference.
    • March 24, 2016, Met Female Russian National Olga Vinogradova-Polonskaya with Josef Mifsud, introduced as “Putin’s Niece” and the “Russian Ambassador in London”. Papadopoulos sent an email to 7 campaign officials with the subject line: “Meeting with Russian Leadership – Including Putin.” Clovis thought NATO allies should be consulted, ret. Navy Rear Adm. Charles Kubic was concerned of a violation of Russian Sanctions or the Logan Act (Citizens in unauthorized negotiation with foreign governments) and said “Just want to make sure that no one on the team outruns their headlights and embarrasses the campaign.” +5 recipients (Foreign Policy advisors were Walid Phares, Carter Page, Joe Schmitz, ret. Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg)
    • March 31, 2016, Papadopoulos attended a Trump Campaign “national security meeting” in Washington DC, and announced he could help arrange a meeting between Trump and Putin. Communications with “Professor” Mifsud and Olga Vinogradova-Polonskaya followed. Walid Phares attended.
    • April 2016 Papadopoulos emails to Trump Campaign foreign policy team about contacts with the Russians. Sam Clovis is emailed about the March 24, 2016 meeting.
    • Sam Clovis, “encourage[d]” a Russian trip “if is feasible.”
    • April 10, 2016, Papadopoulos emailed Olga Vinogradova-Polonskaya “re-introducing himself and noting that “[w]e met with [“Professor” Mifsud] in London. The reason for my message is because [“Professor”] sent an email that you tried contacting me.”He added: “It would be a pleasure to meet again. If not, we should have a call and discuss some things.” He ended the email with his mobile number and a request for Female Russian National’s mobile number.” USA Today.
    • April 11, 2016, she “would be very pleased to support your initiatives between our two countries.” Papadopoulos cc’d Mifsud about setting up “a potential foreign policy trip to Russia.” Mifsud replied with “This is already been agreed. I am flying to Moscow on the 18th for a Valdai meeting, plus others meetings at the Duma.” Olga responded “I have already alerted my personal links to our conversation and your request…As mentioned we are all very excited by the possibility of a good relationship with Mr. Trump. The Russian Federation would love to welcome him once his candidature would be officially announced.”
    • April 16, 2016 Paul Manafort announced as new Campaign Manager, official April 20.
    • April 18, 2016, Mifsud introduced the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to Papadopoulos by email. Stephen Roh panelist with Mifsud at Valdai Discussion Club with Putin . BuzzFeed “Mr. Mifsud suddenly became a popular pundit with state-run news outlets in Russia, praising the country and Mr. Putin. At his first Valdai conference in 2014, he argued against Western sanctions that punished Russia for its annexation of Crimea that year.” NY Times
    • April 22, 2016, Trump announces foreign policy speech and Ivan Timofeev emailed Papadopoulos thanking for the “extensive talk” and proposing to meet in London or Moscow. Papadopoulos suggested London.
    • April 25, 2016, Papadopoulos emailed Stephen Miller,”Senior Policy Advisor” for the Trump Campaign “The Russian government has an open invitation by Putin for Mr. Trump to meet him when he is ready []. The advantage of being in London is that these governments tend to speak a bit more openly in ‘neutral’ cities.”
    • April 26, 2016, Papadopoulos met Mifsud at a London hotel. While in Moscow, Mifsud learned the Russians had obtained “Dirt” on Hillary Clinton, thousands of emails.
    • April 27, 2016, Papadopoulos emailed Corey Lewandowski, the “High-Ranking Campaign Official” and Manafort “to discuss Russia’s interest in hosting Mr. Trump.” “Have been receiving a lot of calls over the last month about Putin wanting to host him and the team when the time is right.” (from the 20,000+ pages remitted by the Trump Campaign). The Mayflower Hotel Meeting: Trump promises a “good deal” for Russia. Sergei Kislyak, Kushner, Manafort, Sessions, J.D. Gordon, Walid Phares, Stephen Miller, Corey Lewandowski, Hope Hicks, CNI-Center for National Interest’s Dimitri K. Simes & Jacob Heilbrunn, Reagan’s Strategic Defensive Initiative founder Bud McFarlane, and speechwriter Richard Burt. Papadopoulos emailed a “Senior Policy Advisor” Stephen Miller “Have some interesting messages coming in from Moscow about a trip when the time is right.”
    • April 30, 2016, Papadopoulos emailed Mifsud “It’s history making if it happens.” and thanked for his “critical help.”
    • May 4, 2016, Ivan Timofeev, a senior official/program head in the organization Russian International Affairs Council emailed Papadopoulos and Mifsud: “I have just talked to my colleagues from the MFA. The[y] are open for cooperation. One of the options is to make a meeting for you at the North America Desk, if you are in Moscow.” Papadopoulos responded “[g]lad the MFA is interested.” and forwarded it to Paul Manafort, adding “What do yo think” Is this something we want to move forward with?” Timofeev “requested that the campaign and Russians write a formal letter outlining the meeting. Clovis responded to the Timofeev invitation by noting: “There are legal issues we need to mitigate, meeting with foreign officials as a private citizen.” Timofeev confirmed with the Post. “The Russian International Affairs Council was created in 2010 by a decree of then-President Dmitry Medvedev as a project of various Russian government agencies. It is led by former foreign minister Igor Ivanov. Its board includes Russia’s current foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, as well as top Russian scholars and business leaders, among them the chairman of Alfa-Bank and Sberbank, two of Russia’s largest banks.Washington Post
    • May 5, 2016, Papadopoulos phoned Sam Clovis and forwarded the May 4th Ivan Timofeev email with subject line: “Russia updates.” and forwarded it to Rick Gates with the sublet
    • May 8, 2016 “Russian MFA Connection” [Ivan Timofeev] emailed Papadopoulos and “The Professor” [Mifsud] about putting Papadopoulos in touch with the “MFA head of US desk.”In subsequent weeks, “Russian MFA Connection” set up Skype calls with Papadopoulos and discussed, among other things, the fact that “Russian MFA Connection” reported “good reaction from the US desk at MFA.””USA Today
    • May 13, 2016, Mifsud emailed Papadopoulos an update “We will continue to liaise through you with the Russian counterparts in terms of what is needed for a high level meeting of Mr. Trump with the Russian Federation.”
    • May 14, 2016, Papadopoulos emailed Manafort “Russian government has also related to me that they are interested in hosting Mr. Trump.”
    • Kensington WIne Rooms, London: Papadopoulos told Australian Ambassador Alexander Downer that Moscow had Hillary’s emails.
    • May 21, 2016, Papadopoulos emailed the new Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort with subject line “Request from Russia to meet Mr. Trump” and included the May 4 email, adding “Russia has been eager to meet Mr. Trump for quite sometime and have been reaching out to me to discuss.” Manafort forwarded the email to Rick Gates.
    • June 1, 2016, Papadopoulos emailed Lewandowski, who referred Papadopoulos to Clovis because Clovis “is running point”. Papadooulos emailed Clovis subject line “Re: Messages from Russia”:”I have the Russian MFA asking me if Mr. Trump is interested in visiting Russia at some point. Wanted to pass this info along to you for you to decide what’s best to do with it and what message I should send (or to ignore).” Manafort forward Papadopoulos’s May 21st email to another Campaign official (Rick Gates) “Lets discuss. We need someone to communicate that DT is not doing these trips. It should be someone low level in the campaign so as not to send any signal.”
    • July 22, 2016: Wikileaks dump of DNC emails
    • July 31, 2016 CROSSFIRE HURRICANE NY Times May 16, 2018
    • August 2, 2016, Alexander Downer interviewed by the FBI NY Times May 16, 2018
    • August 2016: Clovis emailed Papadopoulos “I would encourage you” and another foreign policy advisor to “make the trip, it it is feasible.”

Papadopoulos deleted his Facebook account containing evidence of the contacts February 17, 2017, following the FBI interview, and used a new cell phone starting February 23, 2017.

Who’s who in the George Papadopoulos court documents Washington Post

  • Sam Clovis, Trump Campaign National Co-Chairman, former radio host in Iowa, “The Campaign Supervisor”, Victoria Toensing Attorney
  • Corey Lewandowski, Campaign Chairman “High-Ranking Campaign Official”
  • Stephen Miller, Trump Campaign “Senior Policy Advisor” in Court Documents
  • Paul Manafort, Campaign Chairman, “Another High-Ranking Campaign Official”
  • Rick Gates, Manafort’s Deputy, “Another Campaign Official”
  • Walid Phares, Fox Commentator and Trump Campaign “Another Foreign Policy Advisor”, Rebecca Bynum
  • “Senior Policy Advisor” from April 27, 2016, email
  • Simona Mangiante, wife, worked for very senior members of the EU Parliament in 2009. Simona was introduced to Mifsud by another EU Parliamentary member, Gianni Pittella, in 2012, and worked for Mifsud upon his recommendation.
  • Gianni Pittella, a member of the EU Parliament, & the guy who, in 2012, introduced [Simone] Mangiante to Joe Mifsud, was in July of 2016, campaigning for Hillary in the US.” Time 
  • Joseph Mifsud Maltese Professor and Olga offered “Dirt” to Papadopoulos, then introduced Timofeev, Dir. London Academy of Diplomacy 2012-15/6
  • Natalia Kutepova-Jamrom, Mifsud’s intern in 2014, Russian
  • Ivan Timofeev “A Russian National Connected to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs”
  • Olga Polonskaya (maiden name Olga Vinogradova) “The Female Russian National”30-year-old Russian from St. Petersburg and the former manager of a wine distribution company.” NY Times November 10, 2017 The Daily Beast
  • “Sergei Millian, who was a key source of information contained in a dossier about Trump’s ties to Russia, told people around him that he was in contact with Papadopoulos during the campaign.” Washington Post
  • Alexander Downer, Australian Ambassador, Papadopoulos told him of Hillary’s emails over drinks in London. After the July 22, 2016, Wikileaks DNC email dump, Downer broke international normalcy and was interviewed by the FBI. This became the start of the investigation, CROSSFIRE HURRICANE NY Times May 16, 2018.
  • Michael Flynn’s client, Turkish businessman Kamil Ekim Alptekin told BuzzFeed News he hired the now-defunct Flynn Intelligence Group in part to advise him on the Ratio contract, but later clarified that he also asked Flynn to research the activities of the movement led by Fethullah Gulen, a US-based Islamic scholar wanted by the Turkish government for his alleged role in a 2016 coup attempt.”  BuzzFeed
  • Stephan Roh, Swiss lawyer with a long history of dealings with Mifsud contacted BuzzFeed about Senate testimony

From the Sentencing Memorandum:In several recent media appearances, the defendant’s spouse has claimed that the defendant “voluntarily reported” to the FBI the Professor’s conversation with him about the “dirt” on Clinton. See CNN, Papadopoulos’ Wife Asks Trump to Pardon Him, Says He’s ‘Loyal to the Truth,’ June 6, 2018 (claiming at approximately 4:08 that the defendant “actually volunteered – he reported to the FBI about this meeting”); Fox News, Rethinking ‘Collusion’ and the George Papadopoulos Case, June 4, 2018, (claiming at approximately 2:11 that the defendant “voluntarily reported to the FBI at the time of their interview”); Chuck Ross, Papadopoulos’ Wife: Trump Aide Was ‘Absolutely Not’ Involved in Russian Collusion, June 4, 2018, available at (stating that it was the “defendant who brought up” the matter).

To the contrary, the defendant identified the Professor only after being prompted by a series of specific questions about when the defendant first learned about Russia’s disclosure of information related to the campaign and whether the defendant had ever “received any information or anything like that from a [] Russian government official.” In response, while denying he received any information from a Russian government official, the defendant identified the Professor by name – while also falsely claiming he interacted with the Professor “before I was with Trump though.” Over the next several minutes in the interview, the defendant repeatedly and falsely claimed that his interactions with the Professor occurred before he was working for the Trump campaign, and he did not mention his discussion with the Professor about the Russians possessing “dirt” on Clinton. That fact only came up after additional specific questioning from the agents. The agents asked the defendant: “going back to the WikiLeaks and maybe the Russian hacking and all that, were you ever made aware that the Russians had intent to disclose information [] ahead of time? So before it became public? Did anyone ever tell you that the Russian government plans to release some information[,] like tell the Trump team ahead of time[,] that that was going to happen?” The defendant responded, “No.” The agents then skeptically asked, “No?” The defendant responded: “No, not on, no not the Trump [campaign], but I will tell you something and – and this is . . . actually very good that we’re, that you just brought this up because I wasn’t working with Trump at the time[.] I was working in London . . . with that guy [the Professor].” Only then, after acknowledging that the agents had “brought this up” and lying about when he received the information, did the defendant admit that the Professor had told him “the Russians had emails of Clinton.”

The Professor At The Heart Of The Trump-Russia Probe Wants To Testify Before The Senate, A Lawyer Claims The Professor At The Heart Of The Trump-Russia Probe Wants To Testify Before The Senate, A Lawyer Claims BuzzFeed
“We are working towards his appearance,” a lawyer closely associated with Joseph Mifsud wrote in an email to BuzzFeed News. “We are working towards his appearance,” a lawyer closely associated with Joseph Mifsud wrote in an email to BuzzFeed News. Alberto Nardelli. BuzzFeed News Europe Editor. Reporting From London Posted on November 13, 2018

[Stephen Roh] “Mifsud and Roh’s careers intertwine at several junctions. Mifsud was a consultant at Roh’s law firm. The Swiss lawyer was advertised as a visiting fellow in a brochurepromoting the diplomacy academy where Mifsud was a director. The two men, who have known each other for more than a decade, also co-authored a number of reportsbetween 2015 and 2017. They spoke on the same panel at a Valdai Discussion Club in April 2016, an annual gathering of Russian and international political, media, and academic elites backed by the Kremlin. And both men have long had a professional relationship with Rome’s Link Campus University where Mifsud worked since the 2000s, and Roh was an investor.”BuzzFeed

The Curious Case of Mr. Downer Wall Street Journal

His story about the Papadopoulos meeting calls the FBI’s into question. By Kimberley A. Strassel May 31, 2018

How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt

NY Times By Sharon LaFraniere, Mark Mazzetti and Matt Apuzzo   Dec. 30, 2017

George Papadopoulos was working as an energy consultant in London when the Trump campaign named him a foreign policy adviser in early March 2016.  Creditvia Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

 “During a night of heavy drinking at an upscale London bar in May 2016, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation to Australia’s top diplomat in Britain: Russia had political dirt on Hillary Clinton.

About three weeks earlier, Mr. Papadopoulos had been told that Moscow had thousands of emails that would embarrass Mrs. Clinton, apparently stolen in an effort to try to damage her campaign.

Exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said that night at the Kensington Wine Rooms with the Australian, Alexander Downer, is unclear. But two months later, when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, Australian officials passed the information about Mr. Papadopoulos to their American counterparts, according to four current and former American and foreign officials with direct knowledge of the Australians’ role.”

George Papadopoulos told a senior Trump adviser he had an ‘interesting message’ from Russia — a day after learning of Clinton ‘dirt’ Business Insider Natasha Bertrand November 13, 2017 “The former Trump campaign foreign-policy adviser George Papadopoulos told Stephen Miller, a senior policy adviser, in an email last April that he had received an “interesting message” from Russia – one day after learning that the Kremlin apparently had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee.”

Top campaign officials knew of Trump adviser’s outreach to Russia Washington Post           

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in early October to lying to federal officials about his contacts with Russian nationals. October 30, 2017
Papadopoulos was in contact with several senior Trump campaign aides about his efforts to broker a relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the court papers show. In addition to Clovis, who now serves as senior White House adviser to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Papadopoulos wrote to campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the newly released documents show.”

A London Meeting of an Unlikely Group: How a Trump Adviser Came to Learn of Clinton ‘Dirt’ A London Meeting of an Unlikely Group: How a Trump Adviser Came to Learn of Clinton ‘Dirt’ By Sharon LaFraniere, David D. Kirkpatrick, Andrew Higgins and Michael Schwirtz   November 10, 2017
Interviews and records reveal new details about contacts between George Papadopoulos and self-described Kremlin intermediaries. New York Times

“[Mifsud] did not exhibit any special interest or expertise in Russia until 2014, when his academy was beginning to stumble financially. It was at that time a 24-year-old Russian intern, Natalia Kutepova-Jamrom, turned up in his office with an improbably impressive résumé.

Fluent in Russian, English, German and Chinese, Ms. Kutepova-Jamrom had worked in the Russian government as a legislative aide and would move on to a Russian state newspaper. Both Mr. Mifsud’s lawyer and Ms. Kutepova-Jamrom declined to comment. Mr. Mifsud did not respond to messages.

Ms. Kutepova-Jamrom introduced Mr. Mifsud to senior Russian officials, diplomats and scholars. Despite Mr. Mifsud’s lack of qualifications, she managed to arrange an invitation for him to join the prestigious Valdai Discussion Club, an elite gathering of Western and Russian academics that meets each year with Mr. Putin.

Mr. Mifsud’s inclusion in the group was “very, very strange,” said James Sherr, the former head of the Russian studies program at Chatham House in London and a member of Valdai for nearly a decade. It “might suggest he does have connections,” Mr. Sherr said.

Mr. Mifsud suddenly became a popular pundit with state-run news outlets in Russia, praising the country and Mr. Putin. At his first Valdai conference in 2014, he argued against Western sanctions that punished Russia for its annexation of Crimea that year.”New York Times

Papadopoulos’s fiancee was interviewed by ABC News December 8, 2017 “George is very loyal to his country,” Simona Mangiante told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview. “He is already on the right side of history. I think he will make a big difference.”

Trump campaign emails show aide’s repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings

A Trump campaign aide tried to arrange a meeting with Putin. Here’s what you need to know. A low-level foreign adviser to Donald Trump passed along multiple requests for him to meet with Russian officials, and even Russian President Vladimir Putin.yTom HamburgerCarol D. LeonnigRosalind S. Helderman. August 14, 2017 A low-level foreign adviser to Donald Trump passed along multiple requests for him to meet with Russian officials, and even Russian President Vladimir Putin. yTom HamburgerCarol D. LeonnigRosalind S. Helderman.    August 14, 2017

Simona Mangiante, George Papadopoulos’s Wife

Simona Mangiante, the girlfriend of ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, also worked for a mysterious Russia-linked Maltese professor. No wonder Robert Mueller’s investigation came knocking   Long before Mifsud and Papadopoulos ever met, it was Mangiante who was introduced to the mystery professor while she was working in Brussels, in the European parliament, as an attorney specialising in child abduction cases.

She was introduced to Mifsud in about 2012 by Gianni Pittella, a well-known Italian MEP who in 2014 became president of the Socialists and Progressive Democrats group. “I always saw Mifsud with Pittella,” she says. Pittella had no comment.

Mangiante worked for two high-powered European parliament officials, Mairead McGuinness – a vice-president – and McGuinness’s Italian predecessor Roberta Angelilli. She was also an administrator to the home affairs committee under the presidency of Martin Schulz, then a German MEP and now the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats.

When her contract expired, Pittella suggested she go to work for Mifsud in London, a city she loved. The professor offered her a job in 2016 at the important-sounding London Centre of International Law Practice. She was recruited, she now thinks, because of her extensive Brussels “contacts book”.” The Guardian

Simona Mangiante.Pete Evans explained her significance on Twitter October 18, 2018:

“Many wondered why a guy as young as Papadopoulos became so important in the Trump Campaign. Lets look again at all the dots, starting with Simona Mangiante. Mangiante began working for some very senior members of the EU Parliament in 2009. These MEP politicians were ; Mairead McGuiness, Roberta Angelilli, & Martin Schulz. In 2012 Simona was introduced to Mifsud by another EU Parliamentary member, Gianni Pittella. He has a history.

An Italian Politician Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia Time By JAY NEWTON-SMALL July 29, 2016

Gianni Pittella, a member of the EU Parliament, & the guy who, in 2012, introduced Mangiante to Joe Mifsud, was in July of 2016, campaigning for Hillary in the US. He even attended the Convention. But all is not what it seems with Gianni. Pittella, while outwardly a strong defender of Europe, has given the game away for his sympathy for Ru “Russia is & always will be a key player on the world scale, especially in the fight against terrorism in the Middle East,……; We therefore have to keep an open dialogue”

Gianni Pittella: The choice on further sanctions in Russia is fully in Putin’s hands Socialists & Democrats EU January 31, 2015
Pittella’s viewpoint regarding Russia is very much the same as Trump’s & the other TreasonWeasles ; “Europe has to reopen dialogue with Russia & speak with a single voice, without isolating Moscow..; EU must try to find new common ground with Moscow to tackle the new threats” Gianni Pittella: “Let’s break down the new walls between the EU and Russia” Socialists & Democrats EU. October 11, 2014

Now lets look at some of the other dots. Simona Mangiante worked for members of the EU parliament from 2009 through to 2016. She then worked for Mifsud from Sept to Nov in 2016 where she ‘met’ Papadopoulos. George’s specialty was as an oil & gas guy in the East Mediterranean. Papadopoulos was involved in oil & gas in an ‘advisory’ role with the following 3 countries, Greece, Cyprus & Israel. One of the projects was the Leviathan offshore gas field in Israel.He opened the way for an American company, Noble Energy to be a major player in the project. In 2016 during Trump’s campaign he held a closed door meeting in Colorado with a small group of executives from the oil and gas industry. One of the executives was Chip Rimer of Noble Energy, the same major investor of Israel’s Leviathan Gas field.

8/ In 2016 during Trump’s campaign he held a closed door meeting in Colorado with a small group of executives from the oil and gas industry. One of the executives was Chip Rimer of Noble Energy, the same major investor of Israel’s Leviathan Gas field.

— Pete EVANS (@911CORLEBRA777) October 19, 2018

The Gasfields offshore of Israel & surrounding Cyprus are hugely important for the region. For Israel it would secure a reliable energy source & provide massive cash reserves for Israel’s development. Cyprus & Israel want to build a pipeline to Europe & everyone wants in.

East Med Pipeline see Map–-a-project-with-a-difference-–-By-Gina-Cohen-15.10.2017.pdf

In a striking coincidence, Yossi Dagan traveled to Prague, Czech Republic in August 2016. I only mention it as we had another friend of ours that was allegedly lurking in and around Prague of August of 2016.

Mueller can prove Cohen made secret trip to Prague before the election: report The Hill 

Postscript : Papadopoulos & Mike Flynn both had as a client Kamil Ekim Alptekin. Kamil is close to Erdogan, & paid Flynn $500K to discredit Fethullah Gulen. Kamil is also involved in the Israeli gas projects.

Papadopoulos And Flynn Client Both Tied To Israeli Energy Consortium

Both George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn’s client, Turkish businessman Kamil Ekim Alptekin, are tied to Israeli gas dealings and attended energy conferences in Tel Aviv last year. Borzou Daragahi. BuzzFeed News November 3, 2017,

/Pete Evans on Twitter

George Papadopoulos’s wife says Special Counsel Robert Mueller threatened to bring charges against husband, who reportedly set up meeting with help of Israeli diplomat. Times of Israel7 June 2018. “Simona Mangiante told the Daily Caller news site that her husband, George Papadopoulos, “pled guilty because [Robert Mueller’s prosecutors] threatened to charge him with being an Israeli agent.”

The claim follows mounting reports that a boozy May 2016 meeting in London between Papadopoulos and then-Australian high commissioner to the United Kingdom Alexander Downer was arranged after an Israeli embassy official introduced Papadopoulos to another Australian diplomat in London.
Much of Papadopoulos’s work prior to the campaign seemed to center on the role of Greece and Cyprus in the development of Israeli natural gas.
He called himself a senior consultant at the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington, DC, and wrote op-eds in the Israeli media in 2014 and 2015 encouraging Israel to favor Greece and Cyprus over Turkey in its natural gas development policy.

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos with his wife Simona Mangiante. (Facebook)

During the 2016 US presidential campaign, he met with an Israeli settler leader and promised him that, if elected, Donald Trump would take a positive view of Israel’s West Bank settlements, the Haaretz newspaper reported last year.
In October 2017, he conferred with Israeli settlement leader Yossi Dagan during Trump inauguration festivities in Washington, according to a video uploaded to Twitter by a St. Louis-based journalist, Russel Neiss.
“We are looking forward to ushering in a new relationship between the United States and all of Israel, including the historic Judea and Samaria,” Papadopoulos can be heard saying, using the biblical term for the West Bank. “Toda raba,” he signed off in decently accented Hebrew before hugging Dagan. Times of Israel

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