What this dreary Sunday needs is some good news, and here it is. According to Politico, the last-ditch bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to put off his looming but brief federal prison sentence has been denied. Go straight to jail. Do not pass GO.
According to the site:
In ruling issued just a day before Papapdopoulos was scheduled to report to serve his two-week sentence for making false statements to FBI agents investigating alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russia, U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss said Papadopoulos’s legal arguments fell short of what was needed to justify delaying the sentence Moss imposed in September.
Last week, Papadopoulos, Trump’s former campaign adviser tried to level an attack on Robert Mueller’s authority. Unfortunately, for Papadopolous, U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss determined that Papadopolous,
“has failed to demonstrate that the D.C. Circuit is likely to conclude that the appointment of the Special Counsel was unlawful — and, indeed, he has failed even to show that the appeal raises a ‘close question’ that ‘very well could be decided’ against the Special Counsel.”
Although it’s only a two-week sentence, it makes this Sunday look brighter, indeed.