Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Public Disclosure

Defendant has indicated that he is willing to cooperate with the governmment in its ongoing investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.  Public disclosure of the defendant's initial appearance, however, would significantly undermine his ability to serve as a proactive cooperator.

-- Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in a July court filing successfully seeking a seal on records related to George Papadopolous, a former Trump foreign policy adviser who admitted lying to the FBI, so Papadopolous could continue to cooperate with investigators

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