Watters: What Papadopoulos Did, Hillary Did 'Ten Times Worse'
George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, has pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI.
Papadopoulos was charged with willfully and knowingly making false statements to FBI agents regarding “the timing, extent and nature of his relationships and interactions with certain foreign nationals whom he understood to have close connections with senior Russian government officials,” according to court documents.
On "The Five," Jesse Watters explained that Papadopoulos tried and failed to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton, arguing that what Clinton and her campaign did during the election was actually much more serious.
"What he did, Hillary did ten times worse," Watters said, pointing to the recent revelation that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee financed the now-infamous Trump dossier.
"Hillary was the one that paid millions of dollars to dig up Russian dirt, to collude and to influence an election and possibly an investigation," he said.
As for the the indictments of Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman, and his associate Rick Gates on 12 charges, including conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to launder money, Watters said it's possible that Special Counsel Robert Mueller overcharged them to put the squeeze on President Donald Trump and other Trump associates.
He noted, however, that the allegations against Manafort predate him joining the Trump campaign.
"Trump was not mentioned once in the indictment. There's no collusion here. There is nothing about hacking the election here," Watters said.
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