More nothing burger here.
What did Papadopolous actually do? He met with a Russian professor, so he claims, who he believed, he claims, had ties to the Kremlin, which could be totally bogus. (Or it could all be true, no difference.) Why did he meet? To get dirt on Clinton for opposition research.
The exact same thing that the Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS to do and for which they met with Russian ‘insiders’ to get dirt on Trump.
Nothing illegal here. So what did Papadopolous actually do wrong?
He told the FBI he met with the professor at a different time than he later said he met with him.
THROW THE BOOK AT HIM! THIS PROVES TRUMP IS PUTIN’S PUPPET!!! OH MY GAWD! OH MY GAWD!!!
Remember how they couldn’t get anything criminal on Martha Stewart but threw her in jail for ‘lying to the FBI?’
Never talk to the authorities if they investigate you. You don’t have a perfect memory. If you get something wrong they can throw you in jail for lying to them.
“I exercise my right to remain silent.”
Of course Papadopolous might have intentionally lied. But still. That doesn’t prove any of the things that DNC apparatchik Ezra Klein thinks it does.
There is no evidence in all of this that Papadopolous actually talked to anyone with real connections to the Kremlin. But he lied about it!
Oh, and he never got any dirt on Clinton. ::sigh::