>> 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.
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.
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.
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.