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Returning to Washington D.C., twenty-eight-year-old George witnessed his career skyrocketing to unimaginable heights. On March 31, 2016, he joined Mr. Trump, Senator Jeff Sessions, and other campaign officials for a “National Security Meeting” at the Trump Hotel. George’s photograph at this meeting flashed around the world via Twitter. Eager to show his value to the campaign, George announced at the meeting that he had connections that could facilitate a foreign policy meeting between Mr. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. While some in the room rebuffed George’s offer, Mr. Trump nodded with approval and deferred to Mr. Sessions who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it.“, Excerpted from Papadopoulos’ lawyers’ request for probation rather than jail time. (Case 1:17-cr-00182-RDM Document 45 Filed 08/31/18 Page 5, 6 of 16 )

Emphasis our own. Original here: https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4811218/Papadopoulos-Defense-Sentencing-Memo.pdf