One chapter of special counsel Robert Mueller’s sprawling Russia probe appears to be coming to an end.
U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss on Thursday approved a Sept. 7 sentencing hearing for former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Prosecutors and Papadopoulos’ lawyers will each submit memos on his sentencing by Aug. 17 and Aug. 31, respectively, the judge’s order said.
Papadopoulos has been cooperating with Mueller’s probe since late July, when agents met him coming off a plane at a D.C.-area airport and took him into custody. His guilty plea to lying to FBI agents about his Russian contacts during the campaign was kept under seal and secret for months — revealed only in late October, on the same day Mueller unveiled charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.