George Papadopoulos files paperwork to run for Katie Hill's seat after she resigns over revenge porn

Papadopoulos served 12 days in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI

Published October 30, 2019 9:30AM (EDT)

George Papadopoulos (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
George Papadopoulos (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

Convicted former Donald Trump advisor George Papadopoulos has filed paperwork to run for Congress in California as a Republican.

Papadopoulos is running for the state’s 25th congressional district, which will be an open seat following the announcement by Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) that she will not run for re-election after being targeted with revenge porn.

In October of 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI. He served 12 days in a federal prison.

Trump has said his former adviser was just a “coffee boy.”

State Assemblywoman Christy Smith, who is a Democrat running for the seat, blasted Papadopoulos.

“If he pled guilty to lying to the FBI – how do we know he’ll tell us the truth? We deserve someone from our community serving as our voice – not Trump’s wannabe political hack,” Smith said.

By Bob Brigham

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