Republicans seek release of secret Papadopoulos transcripts

Republicans seek release of secret Papadopoulos transcripts
George Papadopoulos (L) and Rep. Adam Schiff. Both, CBS News video

[Ed. – Something tells us that Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler have zero interest in seeing these transcripts, which were not mentioned in the Mueller report.]

Former Rep. Trey Gowdy stunned House investigators recently by all but announcing the existence of secret FBI recordings of Trump campaign foreign policy volunteer adviser George Papadopoulos, made in the summer of 2016 by an undercover FBI operation.

Gowdy made the revelation in an interview Sunday with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo.

“There are a lot of serious questions that need to be asked” during Attorney General William Barr’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Gowdy said. Among them: “Where are the transcripts, if any exist, between the informants and the telephone calls to George Papadopoulos?”

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Papadopoulos, an energy consultant, was approached by at least two FBI informants in London in 2016. One was an academic, Stefan Halper, who had a long relationship with the FBI, and the other was an undercover investigator who went by the alias “Azra Turk.”

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