Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos told FNC's Tucker Carlson Thursday night that an informant working for U.S. intelligence who posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016 was with Turkish intelligence and/or the CIA, not the FBI as has been widely reported.
I agree with everything in this superb article except “Azra Turk” clearly was not FBI. She was CIA and affiliated with Turkish intel. She could hardly speak English and was tasked to meet me about my work in the energy sector offshore Israel/Cyprus which Turkey was competing with https://t.co/wbyBnvb6io— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) May 2, 2019
The New York Times reported Thursday that the FBI sent a woman using the alias "Azra Turk" to meet Papadopoulos at a London bar in September 2016, where she asked directly if the Trump team was working with Russia.
Papadopoulos told Fox News on Thursday that he "immediately thought she was an agent, but a Turkish agent, or working with the CIA," and "that's why I never accepted her overtures and met her again after London."
"London became a very bizarre hangout spot for me that year," he also said.
Papadopoulos said Turk was "very flirty" and was trying to "seduce" him in an effort to "make me slip up and say something that they knew I had no info on."
"As someone who has worked a lot in the Middle East and Southern Europe on policy issues and energy issues, as I was heavily involved in from 2011-2017, I would notice odd behavior of people I later learned were agents," Papadopoulos said.