Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

US v George Papadopoulos

On Sep 7, George Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in jail for lying to the FBI. I recorded a video explaining the legal side of the case (with a short speculative bit right at the end). Essentially, while Papadopoulos was convicted of one count of making a false statement, there were five allegations of lying. I break these down and conclude that he conclusively only lied once but decided to plead guilty to all five, possibly because that was part of the take it or leave it deal he made.

Here’s the video (in two parts):