Coffee Boy? New Report Claims Papadopoulos ‘Repeatedly Represented’ Trump Campaign

All week President Trump and allies from the campaign and in the media have downplayed George Papadopoulos‘ role in the campaign.

Michael Caputo said “he was the coffee boy,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said his role was “extremely limited,” and the President himself tweeted he was a “low level volunteer”:

However, a new report from NBC News tonight calls Papadopoulos “a more prominent figure than previously understood.”

The report says that he “repeatedly represented” the Trump campaign, including at a panel during the Republican National Convention:

[H]e was invited by the American Jewish Committee to speak on a panel about U.S. foreign policy, organizers said.

“Papadopolous was only one among the many contacts AJC established and maintained among advisers to both parties’ 2016 presidential candidates and in the two parties’ national committees,” AJC spokesperson Ken Bandler said in a statement.

“Among the panelists in our 2016 Republican National Convention program — in a session titled ‘Defining America’s Role in Global Affairs’ — was George Papadopolous, then a Trump campaign foreign policy adviser,” the statement continued.

And, as the report says, he “met with Israeli leaders during the inauguration in January” and, during the campaign, gave an interview to the Russian news outlet Interfax.

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