Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos wants former Rep. Katie Hill's seat in Congress. Hill, a California Democrat, resigned on Sunday amid a House Ethics Committee probe into allegations that she had inappropriate sexual relations with a staffer.
Papadopoulos - who the FBI under James Comey sent a portly, well-paid spy and his honeypot assistant "Azra Turk" to befriend - filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday for California's 25th district, according to Axios.
The 32-year-old former Trump aide and energy consultant pleaded guilty of making false statements to the FBI.
Of note, Hill flipped a red seat blue during the last election cycle, which suggests Papadopoulos may actually have a shot of becoming a United States lawmaker.
He also launched a campaign website, georgeforcongress.com, that shows him wearing sunglasses with a target over part of his face asking visitors to "join George" and "donate today." The website appeared to have been taken down later on Tuesday.
The website said he is "running to put California's 25th Congressional District seat back in Republican hands. Help fight back against Democrat corruption by joining George's campaign today!" -NBC News
A key player in the 'Russiagate' saga, Papadopoulos was told by a member of the Clinton Foundation, Joseph Mifsud, that Russia had compromising information on then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. He later repeated this to Australian diplomat Alexander Downer, who relayed it to Australian intelligence - which told the FBI, which kicked off operation Crossfire Hurricane; the Obama administration's official counterintelligence investigation into President Trump.
After three years of investigation by the DOJ, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that Trump did not coordinate efforts with Russia during the 2016 US election, nor could Mueller conclude that Trump had obstructed the investigation into said non-collusion.