George Papadopoulos, was released from a Wisconsin prison Friday morning. Papadopoulos served 12 days for lying to FBI investigators about his contact with people linked to Russia during the 2016 campaign.
He left the Federal Correctional Institution in Oxford, Wis., shortly before 10 a.m. EST, according to sources.
Papadopoulos was told by a Maltese professor in London in 2016 that the Russians had damaging information on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
He told an Australian diplomat about the conversation, who then told American officials, initiating an investigation into Trump’s campaign and Russia. Lawyers for the former Trump campaign adviser had asked a federal judge to delay the prison sentence until a constitutional challenge to the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller is decided.