"The President of the United States hindered this investigation more than George Papadopoulos ever did", Breen said.
The envoy told U.S. investigators, shortly after the emails hacked from the Democratic Party were leaked. In a court filing last month, they described Papadopoulos as "ashamed and remorseful" but said he never derailed the Russian Federation investigation. Papadopoulos, was also ordered to pay a fine of $9,500, is the second person sentenced in Mueller's investigation.
"We are very satisfied with the sentence", Papadopoulos's lawyer, Thomas Breen, told reporters after the hearing.
Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, along with potential obstruction of justice on the part of the president, recommended in August that Papadopoulos be sentenced to six months in prison.
Also on August 21, a jury in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, found former Trump election campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty on eight of 18 charges of filing false tax returns, failing to disclose his offshore bank accounts and bank fraud. Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan, who also lied to investigators, was previously sentenced to 30 days in jail. "I see Papadopoulos today; I don't know Papadopoulos, I don't know", Trump said, adding, "They got him, on I guess, on a couple of lies". At the same time, according to the investigation, at the time former adviser to trump already knew about the appointment. About two dozen Russian citizens have also been indicted but have eluded arrest.
Former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos, right, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday. But he said he had no knowledge of whether top campaign officials conspired with Russian Federation to disrupt the election.
"The candidate (Trump) gave a nod, but did not commit either way", he said.
Former Donald Trump presidential campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos arrives at court with his wife Simona Mangiante.
"As an influential foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, Mr. Papadopoulos was informed that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton in the form of "thousands of emails" at a critical time during the campaign", Warner said.
Papadopoulos apparently raised the possibility of setting up a meeting between Trump and Putin during a national security meeting in March 2016.
Mueller's office did not immediately comment on the sentence. I don't him. I saw him sitting at one picture at a table. "But that call never went through", he said.
In addition, they said Papadopoulos did not provide "substantial assistance" and only came clean after he was confronted with his own emails, texts and other evidence. The judge said there's no evidence Papadopolous had "any desire to aid Russian Federation in any way".