Read the guilty plea by a former Donald Trump campaign aide

People enter the Federal Court on Monday in Washington. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to federal authorities. AP/Jacquelyn Martin

So you know that Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business associate, Rick Gates, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy against the United States and other felony charges.

But this may matter more today. From the Associated Press:

A former campaign aide to President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 to one count of lying to FBI agents about the nature of his interactions with “foreign nationals” who he thought had close connections to senior Russian government officials. The plea was unsealed Monday.

Papadopoulos is the first person to face criminal charges that cite interactions between Trump campaign associates and Russian intermediaries during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Papadopoulos was a member of the campaign’s foreign policy team. But Trump aides have said he played a limited role in the campaign and no access to Trump.

The unsealed plea by Papadopoulos is a riveting read:

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The plea agreement is an interesting read. The emails to and from the "high level campaign officials " and policy advisors for the Trump campaign seem to be direct evidence that some inside the Trump knew about Russian interest and at a minimum directed this guy to "continue" to work on possible meetings with Russian officials, including Putin.  The plea agreement does not identify WHO the campaign officials were that this guy was communicating with. Manafort? Bossie? Glassner?Bannon? Roger Stone? The next name, beyond Manafort, should tell us a lot more.  It's going to be really difficult for DT and those around him to continue saying they didn't know about any of this. The truth will always out - regardless of all the wacky conspiracy theories thrown out there to deter and obfuscate.

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 Hang all the TRAITORS!