For quite a while noe, the prevailing wisdom is that Sergei Millian was source “D” and source “E” for the Steele Dossier with the most salicious stories coming from him.
Now, we know that he tried to hire George Papadopoulos to help him ostensibly with an energy deal for 30 thousand a month, but there was one catch. He had to remain with the Trump administration to get the job. This sounds like a classic case of a frame up. Trying to get at Trump through Papadopoulos. Guilt by association. Papadopoulos supposedly turned him down flat according to his wife, Simona Mangiante.
Simona Mangiante, Papadopoulos’ wife, is now drawing attention to two other encounters that Papadopoulos has had over the past two years that she considers “highly suspicious.” One of those contacts offered to pay Papadopoulos $30,000 a month while he worked inside the Trump administration.
“It looks to be one among a series of attempts to entrap George. The question today to me [is whether] these people are simply shady businessmen or are they part of a greater attempt to entrap George in illegal activity,” Mangiante, a former attorney in the European Parliament, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Mangiante also said that Papadopoulos and Millian met multiple times in Chicago and New York City before the election. In one encounter in Chicago, Millian offered Papadopoulos a substantial sum of money as part of an energy-related business deal.
The catch was that Millian said Papadopoulos would have to remain in the Trump administration while carrying out the work.
The business offer has been previously reported by The New York Times and NBC News. However, Mangiante is providing new details, saying that Millian offered Papadopoulos “$30,000 a month to work as a consultant while with Trump.”
We are seeing more and more “coincidences” as this story unfolds. I do believe in coincidences but not in the amount we are seeing here. There are too many and they are too convenient. I wouldn’t be surprised if we never learn everything that was going on.