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George Papadopoulos to be Sentenced, Won't Testify Against Anyone

Image via George Papadopoulos's LinkedIn account

Another last gasp of the Mueller probe exhales with a whimper.

George Papadopoulos, former low-level Trump campaign advisor, plead guilty last year to lying to the FBI. This set off months and months of hysterical speculation and assertions that he’d been “flipped” and would now bring down the President.

With the news of his imminent sentencing, not so much.

A court filing Wednesday from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office may be a signal that his investigation into Russian efforts to coordinate with the Trump campaign is nearing a conclusion.

The filing asks a federal judge to start the process of preparing a pre-sentencing report for former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to investigators in the Trump-Russia probe.

This is important because it means Papadopoulos won’t be testifying against anyone to prove Russian collusion.

The move indicates that a sentencing for Papadopoulos could come this summer — without him testifying at the trials of others who may have been involved in alleged collusion with the Kremlin on its attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. No one faces such charges at the moment.

It’s also possible that the filing is a sign that the investigation has progressed to the point that prosecutors have concluded Papadopoulos’s testimony would not be useful in any future cases.

Half a year of frothing conspiracy theories down the drain and no one will even admit they were wrong.

Keep in mind that this is the same guy who the FBI claims started their investigation. Irregardless of the fact that the timeline doesn’t make any sense, the supposed catalyst of all this nonsense ends up only getting hit with a process crime.

Add this to the long list of reasons why special counsels are a bad idea.