George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who got caught up in the Russia investigation, would not tell Newsmax TV he thinks former FBI Director James Comey should be in jail — but he did call out what he termed "possibly illegal and definitely illicit behavior" related to the intelligence community surveilling him.
Papadopoulos was on Thursday's "Newsmax Now" and was asked by host John Bachman if he thinks Comey deserves to be prosecuted for purported abuses of intelligence-gathering practices.
"I believe in due process in this country, and I believe everybody deserves a fair trial," said Papadopoulos, who served 12 days in federal prison last fall for lying to the FBI as part of the Russia investigation. "So, I don't have a prediction or an opinion of whether Jim Comey should go to jail, because I'm not sure to the extent that he was involved in possibly illegal and definitely illicit behavior and surveillance of the Trump campaign."
Papadopoulos, who tells his story in a new book titled "Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump," told Bachman he is convinced something wrong was happening in the intelligence community while he was on the Trump campaign. He said the FBI was involved in setting him up in the form of meetings he held overseas with various individuals.
"I think it's time for people to hold onto their seatbelts, because I think some of the information in my book is really going to open up a lot of new doors and raise a lot of new questions instead of close this particular chapter in American history," he said.
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