We’re hearing more about what is considered “low level” in the Trump campaign, as new details about the work of “coffee boy” George Papadopoulos emerges.
According to a new report, Papadopoulos wasn’t simply flitting about, doing things independent from the campaign. In fact, he was in close and constant contact with at least one now-White House aide: Stephen Miller.
Throughout the Spring of 2016, Papadopoulos filtered many of his activities through Miller. He even took part in editing a major foreign policy speech for then-candidate Trump.
In one of the emails to Miller cited by the Times, Papadopolous told the now-key White House aide that Trump had an “open invitation” to visit Russia from Putin.
An investigation last week revealed that despite the Trump aide’s description as a “coffee boy” by other Trump campaign officials, Papadopolous represented the candidate at multiple forums and meetings.
I guess if a coffee boy is allowed to make trips to speak to foreign government officials or to edit the speeches of a presidential candidate, nobody should be surprised that as president, Trump thinks his son-in-law can bring peace to the Middle East.
Papadopoulos has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversations with a foreign professor and attempts to get dirt from the Russians, regarding Hillary Clinton’s emails.
If convicted, the “coffee boy” is facing a $250,000 fine, up to 5 years in prison, and supervised release, as part of his plea deal with the government.