Former Trump Campaign Operative George Papadopoulos told Fox News' Maria Bartiromo that he is traveling to Greece to retrieve $10,000 in cash that he suspects was given to him as part of an entrapment scheme set up by either the CIA or FBI.
Papadopoulos, who plead guilty in 2017 to lying to federal investigators, claims that federal investigators want to see the marked bills which he said are now stored in a safe. He ultimately served 12 days in prison and paid a $9,500 fine for his infraction in 2017.
Papadopoulos told Bartiromo he was "very happy" to see Congressman Devin Nunes, (R-CA) question Robert Mueller about the summer 2017 payment during last week's hearings. Mueller stated during the hearing that the matter was outside the scope of the investigation.
"I was very happy to see that Devin Nunes brought that up," Papadopoulos said. "A man named Charles Tawil gave me this money [in Israel] under very suspicious circumstances. A simple Google search about this individual will reveal he was a CIA or State Department asset in South Africa during the '90s and 2000s. I think around the time when Bob Mueller was the director of the FBI."
"The money, I gave it to my attorney in Greece because I felt it was given to me under very suspicious circumstances. And upon coming back to the United States I had about seven or eight FBI agents rummaging through my luggage looking for money," Papadopoulos stated.