WH press secretary Sarah Sanders says that George Papadopoulos was a "volunteer" on the Trump campaign who had an "extremely limited" role.
CNN reports: Who is George Papadopoulos?
Papadopoulos pled guilty in October to charges of lying to an FBI agent with regard to "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."
QUESTION: Sarah, could you just explain what George Papadopoulos' role with the campaign was?
SANDERS: It was extremely limited. It was a volunteer position.
And again, no activity was ever done in an official capacity on behalf of the campaign (inaudible).
QUESTION: What about the outreach that he was making to campaign officials to try to put together this meeting...
SANDERS: You mean the outreach that was repeatedly denied and (inaudible)...
QUESTION: Well, that's -- that's what I meant.
SANDERS: ... and said we're not going to take any action on that?
QUESTION: Can you -- can you explain what happened with his outreach?
SANDERS: He reached out and nothing happened beyond that. Which I think shows, one, his level of importance in the campaign; and two, shows what little role he had within coordinating anything officially for the campaign.