Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

George Papadopoulos faces prison on Monday after judge rejects delay

George Papadopoulos faces prison on Monday after judge rejects delay

George Papadopoulos, the onetime Trump campaign aide whose guilty plea previous year was the first obtained by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, must begin serving a two-week jail term on Monday, a federal judge ruled. In addition, the judge said he saw little likelihood the pending challenge to Mueller's authority would prevail.

Papadopoulos sought the delay until an appeals court rules in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Papadopoulos will report to jail on Monday to start his 14- day sentence after judge Randolph Moss dismissed his 11th hour bid to remain on bail. He pointed out that Papadopoulos is only making these motions a year after the plea, and over two months after the sentencing hearing.

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Viewers flocked to Twitter to express their amusement at the presenter's horrified reactions to the trial. They were each presented with a wooden bowl filled with fish eyes and a glass with a sieve over it.

Moss, an appointee of President Barack Obama, also noted two colleagues on the district court in Washington, Chief Judge Beryl Howell and Judge Dabney Friedrich, have rejected legal arguments regarding Mueller's appointment. He followed up with a request to delay his sentence pending that motion on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. He mentioned that any challenge to the conviction would need to overcome the plea agreement, which waived the right to challenge the guilty plea unless there is new evidence, or a claim of ineffective counsel.

Memos written by House Republicans and Democrats and now declassified show that information about Papadopoulos' contacts with Russian intermediaries set in motion the FBI's counterintelligence investigation in July 2016 into potential co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

That case has seen a grand jury witness challenge the legality of Mueller's appointment, Politico reported. That probe was later taken over by Mueller.

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