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campaign and asked if LCILP was hiring.[1] In early February, Papadopoulos agreed to join LCILP and arrived in London to begin work."[2]

As he was taking his position at LCILP, Papadopoulos contacted Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski via LinkedIn and emailed campaign official Michael Glassner about his interest in joining the Trump Campaign.[3] On March 2, 2016, Papadopoulos sent Glassner another message reiterating his interest.[4] Glassner passed along word of Papadopoulos's interest to another campaign official, Joy Lutes, who notified Papadopoulos by email that she had been told by Glassner to introduce Papadopoulos to Sam Clovis, the Trump Campaign's national co- chair and chief policy advisor.[5]

At the time of Papadopoulos's March 2 email, the media was criticizing the Trump Campaign for lack of experienced foreign policy or national security advisors within its ranks.[6] To address that issue, senior Campaign officials asked Clovis to put a foreign policy team together on short notice.[7] After receiving Papadopoulos's name from Lutes, Clovis performed a Google search on Papadopoulos, learned that he had worked at the Hudson Institute, and believed that he had credibility on energy issues.[8] On March 3, 2016, Clovis arranged to speak with Papadopoulos by phone to discuss Papadopoulos joining the Campaign as a foreign policy advisor, and on March 6, 2016, the two spoke.[9] Papadopoulos recalled that Russia was mentioned as a topic, and he understood from the conversation that Russia would be an important aspect of the Campaign's foreign policy.[10] At the end of the conversation, Clovis offered Papadopoulos a role as a foreign policy advisor to the Campaign, and Papadopoulos accepted the offer.[11]

b. Initial Russia-Related Contacts

Approximately a week after signing on as a foreign policy advisor, Papadopoulos traveled

  1. 2/4/16 Email, Papadopoulos to Idris.
  2. 2/5/16 Email, Idris to Papadopoulos (6:11:25 p.m.); 2/6/16 Email, Idris to Papadopoulos (5:34:15 p.m).
  3. 2/4/16 LinkedIn Message, Papadopoulos to Lewandowski (1:28 p.m.); 2/4/16 Email, Papadopoulos to Glassner (2:10:36 p.m.).
  4. 3/2/16 Email, Papadopoulos to Glassner (11:17:23 a.m.).
  5. 3/2/16 Email, Lutes to Papadopoulos (10:08:15 p.m.).
  6. Clovis 10/3/17 302 (1 of 2), at 4.
  7. Clovis 10/3/17 302 (1 of 2), at 4.
  8. Clovis 3/3/16 Email, Lutes to Clovis & Papadopoulos (6:05:47 p.m.).
  9. Grand Jury ; Email, Papadopoulos to Clovis (4:24:21 p.m.).
  10. Statement of Offense ¶ 4, United States v. George Papadopoulos, 1:17-cr-182 (D.D.C. Oct. 5, 2017), Doc. 19 ("Papadopoulos Statement of Offense").
  11. Papadopoulos 8/10/17 302, at 2.