Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement

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Washington( CNN) A former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to making a incorrect explanation to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign officers close to the Russian government — the campaign’s clearest linkage so far to Russia’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 ballot.

In court registers unsealed on Monday, the FBI said George Papadopoulos “falsely described his interactions with a certain foreign contact who discussed ‘dirt’ related to emails” pertaining Democratic presidential applicant Hillary Clinton. Records too describe an email between Trump campaign administrators suggesting they were considering acting on Russian invitations to go to Russia.

In addition, onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and onetime Trump campaign representative Rick Gates ceded Monday to Justice Department special counseling Robert Mueller.