NEW: George Papadopoulos, the Trump adviser jailed over Russia meddling probe, wants to run for Congress in 2020.
He tells me he is looking at seats in Orange County (Nixon’s birthplace) and is already taking to donors.
— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) December 14, 2018
Former Trump adviser and so-called “coffee boy” George Papadopoulos says he intends to run for Congress.
Following his release from two weeks in prison after lying about Russia to the FBI, Papadopoulos spoke to The Telegraph about how he intends to get his life back on track.
“I’m planning on running for Congress in 2020,” Papadopoulos revealed, making public his plan for the first time. “Now that Los Angeles is home I just have to find a little Republican enclave somewhere in this part of the country and run there.”
He said donors have already been in touch and named Orange County – the birthplace of former US president Richard Nixon – as where he wants to find a seat.
“We all make mistakes,” Papadopoulos said, referencing his crime. “It’s not the end of the world to forget when you met somebody a year ago. It shouldn’t preclude my future in politics in this country.”
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