Prosecutors in big white-collar cases routinely hunt for cooperators, sometimes lower-level officials who agree to talk in exchange for leniency from the government. Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has at least one cooperator: George Papadopoulos, who formerly advised Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on foreign policy matters.

Papadopoulos secretly pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his interaction with foreign nationals during the campaign, including Russians, prosecutors said Monday in newly unsealed court documents. The government filed a one-count information against Papadopoulos alleging false statements.

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