Sessions Rejected Russian Proposal by Campaign Adviser, Source Says

George Papadopoulos.   LinkedIn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Monday charged Paul Manafort, former Donald Trump campaign chairman, and two other aides as part of an investigation into potential Russian involvement in USA elections.

Clovis, who now serves as the department's senior White House adviser, informed President Donald Trump of his decision in a letter dated Wednesday.

Trump nominated Clovis in September to serve as undersecretary of agriculture for research, education and economics for the USDA.

"The political climate inside Washington has made it impossible for me to receive balanced and fair consideration for this position", wrote Clovis, who now serves as USDA's senior White House adviser.

Papadopoulos was named by Trump as a member of his foreign policy advisory panel in March 2016, when the candidate was trying to bolster his credentials as he moved to secure the Republican nomination for president. "The relentless assaults on you and your team seem to be a blood sport that only increases with intensity each day".

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Trump said the allegations happened "long before" he joined the campaign.

A White House source familiar with the investigation tells ABC News "the White House was surprised to learn Mr. Clovis had been contacted by the Special Counsel's office as part of their separate probe of Mr. Papadopoulos' activities".

Clovis' attorney, Victoria Toensing, told The Washington Post on Monday that her client "always vigorously opposed any Russian trip for Donald Trump and/or the campaign". That court filing, issued as a part of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, said Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.

Papadopoulos told investigators that he understood that one of the Trump campaign's main foreign policy goals was to improve relations between Washington and Moscow.

Asked Monday if Trump was "still comfortable" with Clovis serving in the administration, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responded, "I'm not aware of any change that would be necessary".

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President Donald Trump says a campaign adviser who has admitted to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about meetings with Russian intermediaries was a "low level volunteer" who was "proven to be a liar".

Though he refused to say whether he discussed with Trump Comey's involvement in the Russian Federation investigation, he did say that the president had asked him and Rosenstein for their recommendations about what to do with Comey.

Gordon said Papadopoulos also offered to appear on the Sunday talk show circuit on behalf of Trump but was turned down.

Stabenow's letter was a signal that if Clovis had come before the Senate Agriculture Committee for a confirmation hearing, he would have faced these questions in public.

"That was a fairly stunning event for both of us and it did highlight the problem more significantly than it had been before", Sessions said, referring to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein.

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Clovis, a novice to national presidential campaigns, was supervising Papadopoulos and became a visible spokesman for Trump on CNN and other networks. He quickly rose through the ranks of the campaign after Trump's strong finish in the Iowa caucuses, taking a national role in the organization as officials scrambled to build a campaign team.

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