At the same time, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders strongly refuted any reports of Trump Campaign's collusion with the Russians.
A Trump campaign supervisor encouraged Papadopoulos to make the trip "if it is feasible" on August 15, 2016.
Trump had been expecting the Manafort indictment, but was taken off guard by the news that Papadopoulos had been cooperating with Mueller.
Papadopoulos' lie to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents detailed the nature of his interactions with "foreign nationals" who he believed to be closely connected to senior Russian government officials.
She said Papadopolous "reached out" to other campaign officials but no meeting ever occurred.
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It's lucky it's not a big problem but he's not going to play tomorrow", Pochettino added. "This is the big story for us". Pochettino fielded a much-changed side and rested in-form striker Harry Kane , but defeat undoubtedly came as a shock.
Investigators probing Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections have indicted Manafort and Gates on 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, failing to declare themselves as foreign agents while working for the Ukrainian government, concealing foreign income to avoid paying taxes and making false statements.
"What Papadopoulos did was lie and that's on him, not the campaign", said Mrs. Sanders.
Sanders was also asked how she could "describe Papadopoulos as having a limited role when there's a photograph of [him] sitting at a table with then-candidate Trump at a national security meeting".
All of the charges fell short of implicating Mr. Trump or campaign officials in conspiring with Russian Federation to affect the outcome of the election.
For those of us who saw the demise of the Nixon White House due to the Watergate investigation, it's remarkable to see the similarities with the Trump administration's attempts to fend off the growing evidence of collusion with Russian officials during last year's election.