George Papadopoulos, the embattled former foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump’s campaign, is strongly considering backing away from the agreement he struck with special counsel Robert Mueller that led him to plead guilty to lying to the FBI, his wife told ABC News.
“He will make his final decision tomorrow,” said Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, who has been vocal online and in television appearances speaking out on his behalf since prosecutors revealed they want her husband to serve jail time. “He needs a serious conversation with his attorney.”
Papadopoulos tweeted his own musing about his next move Monday afternoon, saying, “Been a hell of a year. Decisions.”
The decision will be fraught for Papadopoulos, who pledged to assist prosecutors with the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign in exchange for lenience on charges that, according to his wife, may have included allegations of improper work for the Israeli government.
If he backs away now, she said, he could face a raft of new charges.
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