Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement

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Washington( CNN) A onetime Trump campaign foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to making a specious explanation to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign representatives close to the Russian authority — the campaign’s clearest bond in so far to Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 poll.

In court preserves unsealed on Monday, the FBI said George Papadopoulos “falsely described his interactions with any particular foreign contact who debated ‘dirt’ related to emails” pertaining Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Records likewise describe an email between Trump campaign officers proposing they were considering behaving on Russian invitations to go to Russia.

In addition, former Trump campaign chairwoman Paul Manafort and former Trump campaign officer Rick Gates ceded Monday to Justice Department special lawyer Robert Mueller.