An informant allegedly from the U.S. intelligence posed as a Cambridge University research assistant in September 2016 in order to attempt to investigate George Papadopoulos, then a Trump foreign policy adviser, on the campaign’s connections to Russia, accordint to a new report, Fox News informed.
According to Papadopoulos, the informant attempted to seduce him as part of the scenario.
The report from the New York Times states that the FBI sent a woman who used the alias Azra Turk to meet Papadopoulos at a London Bar, where she asked, conspicuously and directly, whether the Trump team was working with Russia.
Papadopoulos stated 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.”
Fox News contacted the FBI but the bureau did not replay to the request for comment.
Turk, Papadopoulos added, was trying to “seduce” him in an effort to “make me slip up and say something that they knew I had no info on.”
In an interview with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Thursday, Papadopoulos said Turk was “very flirty.”