- Apr 28, 2015
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- Third Coast
- Political Leaning
Source: (CNN) Judge orders Papadopoulos to report to prison on Monday(CNN)Despite his last-minute requests and hopes, former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos will still have to start his 14-day prison sentence on Monday for lying to federal investigators in the Russia probe.
Papadopoulos had asked a federal judge twice in the last 10 days to pause his sentence. The federal Bureau of Prisons has him set to surrender at a correctional camp in Wisconsin tomorrow.
The judge who sentenced him, however, denied both of his requests on Sunday, saying Papadopoulos hadn't filed any court appeals within the window he was allowed and gave a firm nod that the office of special counsel, which prosecuted Papadopoulos, has acted correctly.
Despite the propensity of some dismissing this incident as "merely a process crime", I'm having a hard time feeling any sorrow for someone that attempted to obstruct justice by lying to federal investigators.
I for one am glad to see a crackdown on this stuff, because quite frankly I'm tired of the of lying and deceit of those in our government. I surely don't want prosecutorial abuse; but I see no other way to properly depose during an investigation, without the threat of negative consequence.