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Trump: adviser he once called 'excellent' was really a 'young low level volunteer'

Mueller's investigation entered a new phase this week as he revealed charges against three former Trump campaign officials: former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates, as well as foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.

Sam Clovis, a former Trump campaign national co-chairman and chief policy adviser, wrote in a letter to President Trump dated Thursday that he does "not want to be a distraction or a negative influence", per the AP.

"Given the importance of climate change to the future of US agriculture, this comment alone should disqualify Mr. Clovis", the scientists said.

In a letter to the president Wednesday, Clovis explained that he did not think he could get a fair consideration from the Senate, which was slated to hold a hearing on his appointment on November 9.

Former Trump campaign aide George Papadapoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and documents released Monday show he was in contact with Russians who offered him "dirt" - including thousands of emails - on Hillary Clinton, NBC News reported. "The relentless assaults on you and your team seem to be a blood sport that only increases in intensity each day".

"The emerging information about his role in the Trump campaign's interactions with Russian Federation raises serious concerns".

Clovis confirmed in an October 17 letter obtained by The Washington Post that he has no academic credentials in either science or agriculture.

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"From early on, I have strongly opposed the nomination of Sam Clovis to be the chief scientist at USDA", Stabenow said in the news release. He also lists agriculture and rural public policy as a topic on the conservative radio show he hosted from 2010 to 2013 and as one of his areas of interest as Trump's campaign co-chair. "His lack of qualifications and long history of politically divisive statements were disqualifying, and the recent news surrounding his time as co-chair of the Trump campaign has raised even more questions".

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Monday that the President does not recall specifics of the meeting and that the foreign policy group that Papadopoulos was a part of only met once.

"And in Monica-gate with Bill Clinton in which he was actually impeached but not convicted - no matter what the White House said, it turned out that things were not going well".

Gordon said Papadopoulos also offered to appear on the Sunday talk show circuit on behalf of Trump but was turned down.

Clovis was set to have his confirmation hearing next week.

"That was a fairly stunning event for both of us and it did highlight the problem more significantly than it had been before", Sessions said, referring to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein. He quickly rose through the ranks of the campaign after Trump's strong finish in the Iowa caucuses, taking a national role in the organization as officials scrambled to build a campaign team.

A source familiar with the investigation said Clovis was the campaign supervisor referenced in the court records.

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