Papadopoulos sought the delay until an appeals court rules in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment.
You may recall that Papadopoulos pleaded guilty last year to lying to federal agents about his interactions with Russian intermediaries during the 2016 presidential campaign. He also abandoned most of his rights to challenge his conviction.
Meanwhile his lawyer argued that the appellate case could constitute new evidence that could allow him to mount a challenge
Given the sentence being sought for Papadopoulos was reduced from 6 months to 2 weeks because of the remorse he showed at the time.
“It’s not really a secret who the British “sources” were that were illicitly spying on Trump and me and others. They are fighting to keep this private. I will lay them out here:
1) Tobias Ellwood
2) Stefan Halper
3) Alexander Downer
4) British Embassy in DC
6) Erika T”
There has been argument on whether to testify publicly or in private.
Whereas Comey is willing to testify publicly in front of the world where his words can not be twisted and taken out of context. But some have argued that “he only wants to be in public setting so he can say he can’t answer the tougher question because he will say it’s nothing he can say in open”
In a tweet 3 days ago former FBI director acknowledged that he got a subpoena from House Republicans.” I’m still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a “closed door” thing because I’ve seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let’s have a hearing and invite everyone to see”