Trump and his associates are still deep in the thick of the Russia investigation — and George Papadapoulos is just one man who didn’t get out of this one unscathed. The New York Daily News explains special counsel Robert Mueller arrested Papadapoulos for lying to the FBI regarding his contacts with Russia. Though some of Trump’s campaign officials refer to this advisor as nothing more than a “coffee boy,” the damage is done.
Investigation and possible prison time aside, Papadopoulos made a big move. He got married — but his relationship is shrouded in mystery and drama. Here’s what we know.
When Papadopoulos noticed he had a mutual connection with Simona Mangiante on LinkedIn, he was curious about her. Their connection was Joseph Mifsud, a former Maltese government official who told Papadopoulos he had dirt on Hillary Clinton in 2016, The Guardian notes. As for how Mangiante knew Mifsud, she worked for him in 2016 at the London Centre of International Law Practice.
Mangiante described her job with Mifsud as a total letdown, so she quit. Soon after, she got a message from Papadopoulos online. He said he liked her picture — and the romance sparked from there.
Next: The unlikely couple fell in love quickly, despite the odd way they met.