In delivering his sentence Federal Judge Randolph Moss said he did "get the sense that [Papadopoulos] does feel remorse and not simply for getting caught".
"The candidate (Trump) gave a nod, but did not commit either way", he said.
Papadopoulos was the key to discovering that, the government says. "I might have, but I have no recollection of doing so".
Thomas Breen, Papadopoulos's lawyer, admitted that his client had been "naive" and "a fool", but he also cast blame on President Trump.
But the attorney said "the president of the United States hindered this investigation more than Papadopoulos ever could".
Papadopoulos said he remembered a great deal from that meeting with Downer, which he described as confrontational, but he had no memory of discussing the dirt about Clinton.
At another point, Breen talked about going to the Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Chicago in February 2017 and seeing a picture of Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the wall.
Papadopoulos has asked the judge for extreme leniency.
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President Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly downplayed Papadopoulos' role on the campaign
While Papadopoulos deserved a harsher punishment than probation, the judge said, he also deserved credit for trying to cooperate and for his apparent contrition. Mifsud's current whereabouts are unknown, and Papadopoulos has denied telling anyone else from the president's campaign about Mifsud's claims. However, he did not submit to the judge any letters from friends and family that spoke to his personal character or supported his request.
Moss said he wanted to impose some prison time because while he did not "remotely believe Mr Papadopoulos was seeking to assist the Russian government", he was nevertheless troubled by Papadopoulos' selfish motives to lie to the Federal Bureau of Investigation so that he would not lose a shot at getting a possible job in the Trump administration. They allege Papadopoulos thwarted an ongoing national security investigation and contributed to them losing track of Joseph Mifsud, the professor who knew about the "dirt" on Clinton, before they could effectively question him.
Papadopoulos admitted that he lied to FBI investigators when they interviewed him on January 27, 2017.
"His arrest and prosecution served as a notice to all that this was a serious investigation", defense lawyers wrote.
On Aug. 21, Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court in NY to campaign finance violations and other charges, saying he made payments to influence the 2016 election at the direction of a candidate for federal office.
That account conflicts with what Sessions, now attorney general, testified before Congress.
Only one other criminal defendant in the Russian Federation probe has been sentenced.
"At the time of the FBI interview", the Times noted, "he was being considered for a job in the Trump administration and was concerned about where the escalating investigation might lead".
Van der Zwaan was sentenced to 30 days in a Pennsylvania prison and received a $20,000 fine.
It'll be a challenge for me. "If I'm going to do something at this point, it's going to be because I enjoy it", said Brady. Brady said his desire to play another five years is based, in large part, on his belief that he's gotten better with age.
Hubbard said so far this year, the Atlantic season has been fairly average, but it's been busier in the Pacific. East Coast from Florence next week has increased, the Miami-based weather forecaster added.
As in other regions taken by Ankara-backed rebels, Turkey will later train a rebel force to ensure Idlib's security. Washington warned Tuesday that if Damascus were to use chemical weapons, it would respond.
The Packers cut the Bears' lead to 20-17 with 9:01 to play on Aaron Rodgers' 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams . The ovation from the crowd lifts you up, gives the energy, the momentum of the game, and you feel the tide turning.
More accurately, Papadopoulos hemmed and hawed, and finally settled on, "I might have, but I have no recollection of doing so". Papadopoulos. "The message is for all of us to check our loyalty, to tell the truth, to help the good guys", Breen said.
Trump's witch hunt through the White House is apparently part of the White House's last-minute, scrambling PR plan. In a separate statement, the White House is dismissing the book as "nothing more than fabricated stories".
Kennedy, also endorsed the incumbent, calling him "a guy who won't shy away from steep odds or tough truths". Mike Capuano has just conceded to challenger Ayanna Pressley at his campaign headquarters in Somerville.
The 6.1-inch iPhone is expected to be built out of aluminium, instead of stainless steel which will be used with the other two. The crown seems to be more deeply embedded into the body of the watch and its opening seems to be of a different shape.
This Nov. 19, 2015, file photo shows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey being interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. In testimony released before that hearing, Dorsey denied that Twitter uses political ideology to make decisions.
North Korea uses 70th anniversary to push economy, not nukes
Kim, who was joined by Chinese special envoy Li Zhanshu, smiled and waved to crowds but did not make any public statements. The guide said Kim Jung Un "appreciates attractive women and wants North Korean women to be the most handsome of all".
US Open: Novak calls for action over sauna conditions
Djokovic said the tournament needs to address the problem of air-conditioning in an arena which can hold nearly 25,000 people. The No. 21 seed continued his strong season after returning from a wrist injury that forced him to miss the U.S.
Nadal retires in US Open semi
The negative thing is two of them have been in the quarterfinals and semifinals of a grand slam, close to fight for titles. But the big Argentine swept through the tiebreaker, wrapping up the opener after 69 minutes of impressive shot-making.
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America to North Korea: We've spied your hacking spy
The sabotage included the WannaCry 2.0 virus, the 2014 Sony Pictures attack and the 2016 cyber-heist of Bangladesh's central bank. Prosecutors said the complaint was sealed for a variety of reasons and wasn't done to prevent derailing the Singapore talks.
Nadal 'bagelled' but survives Thiem test to reach semis
This rematch of the French Open final in June, won by Nadal , was his first match against a top-20 opponent at the U.S. Asked about that at his news conference, Thiem said with a chuckle: "Well, I don't think he's really sorry".