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>> President Donald Trump nodded with approval at a proposal to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the 2016 campaign. According to lawyers for a former campaign advisor. In a court filing late Friday, lawyers for convicted former Trump advisor, George Papadopoulos, said that while some rebuffed Papadopoulos' offer, both Trump and Jeff Sessions appeared to like the idea.
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The accounts appearing to contradict what, now Attorney General Jeff Sessions, said in a sworn testimony to Congress.>> He said something about going to Russia and dealing with the Russians, and I pushed back. The president, meanwhile, has said he doesn't recall what happened at that infamous March 31st campaign meeting.
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Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts, is asking for leniency ahead of a sentencing hearing next week. He has been cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. And possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
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The Friday court filing also confirming earlier reporting by Reuters about the apparent differences between Sessions testimony and what others say was his reaction to the proposed Trump-Putin meeting. Trump's personal legal team did not immediately respond to requests for comment.