Donald Trump campaign aide jailed for lying to the FBI during Russia probe launches Republican run for seat left empty by Katie Hill – who quit after a ‘throuple’ with one aide and alleged unethical affair with another was revealed
- George Papadopoulos filed forms with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday indicating he planned to run for Rep. Katie Hill’s seat
- Hill announced she was resigning from Congress Sunday over an alleged affair with a male Congressional staffer, which prompted an ethics inquiry
- The California Democrat also admitted to being in a ‘throuple’ relationship with a female campaign staffer and her now-estranged husband
- Since December, Papadopoulos has said he wanted to run for Congress in California, his adopted home state
- Papadopoulos served 12 days in prison after admitting to lying to the FBI over contact he had with Russians while working on the president’s 2016 campaign
George Papadopoulos filed papers with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday night indicating he planned to run for Rep. Katie Hill’s open Congressional seat.
Papadopoulos is known for his role in the 2016 Russia probe, as he was jailed for 12 days for lying to the FBI over contacts he had with Russians during his time working for President Trump’s campaign.
‘Announcement soon on my interest in Katie Hill’s soon to be vacant seat in the 25th district!’ Papadopoulos tweeted Tuesday night. His wife Simona also tweeted a photograph of her husband giving a speech at a California Republican’s fundraiser.
George Papadopoulos signaled that he’ll jump in the race to replace Rep. Katie Hill, a California Democrat who resigned Sunday due to a bubbling sex scandal
Former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos tweeted Tuesday night that he would be making an announcement soon on running for Rep. Katie Hill’s Congressional seat. Papadopoulos also filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission
Rep. Katie Hill (left) announced Sunday that she was resigning from Congress after it came out that she was in a ‘throuple’ with campaign aide Morgan Desjardins (center) and husband Kenny Heslep (right), who she is in the process of divorcing
A Congressional ethics probe had been launched into Katie Hill over reports that she was having an affair with a male aide in her Congressional office, which is against the rules. She released this video on Monday discussing her decision to quit
Hill, a freshman Democrat from California, resigned Sunday after DailyMail.com reported that she was part of a ‘throuple’ with her now-estranged husband and a female campaign aide.
A Congressional ethics probe had been launched into Hill over allegations that she was having an affair with a male aide, who worked for the California congresswoman’s Capitol Hill office – an ethics no-no.
Hill is openly bisexual.
The 32-year-old Hill announced her resignation over Twitter and then via video.
‘It is with a broken heart that today I announce my resignation from Congress,’ she wrote. ‘This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community and our country.’
Hill blamed her ‘abusive’ husband for leaking nude pictures of her to GOP political operatives.
Democrats supportive of Hill called foul that the congresswoman, considered one of the leaders of her large freshman class, essentially resigned over revenge porn.
In December, the Chicago-born Papadopoulos told Politico that he was interested in running for Congress in California.
He and his wife had relocated to Los Angeles so she could pursue acting and modeling.
On Sunday, the day Hill said her goodbye, Papadopoulos hinted he would pursue her seat.
‘I’m smelling blood in the water now that Katie Hill has resigned,’ he wrote. ‘California’s 25th congressional district is wide open for the taking. Someone has to step up. I love my state too much to see it run down by candidates like Hill.’
‘All talk, no action, and a bunch of sell outs,’ he added.