"I made a bad mistake", Papadopoulos said a courtroom statement. "I hope to have a second chance to redeem myself". That's the only thing I know about him. However, the judge added, the crime was "a calculated exercise of self-interest over the national interest".
He was also given a £7,300 ($9,500) fine and community service.
George Papadopoulos admitted to the court in Washington DC that he had hindered an investigation of national importance by hiding the extent of his contacts with Russian intermediaries.
He gave false statements about his contacts to the FBI, which the FBI said impeded their investigation into the extent that Russian meddling may have worked its way into the campaign. Joseph Mifsud vanished from the public eye late a year ago after his name surfaced in stories about the Russian Federation investigation.
The FBI met with Mifsud while he was visiting the United States in early 2017, but Papadopoulos' lies "undermined investigators' ability to challenge the professor or potentially detain or arrest him".
"We are very satisfied with the sentence". "I think about it still". Said George was "naive" and "a fool".
But Papadopoulos, referring to Sessions, said to CNN, "I remember that he was enthusiastic about a potential meeting".
"I am very happy with the judge". A scheduled Federal Bureau of Investigation cooperation interview was canceled.
"He called Mueller's team "professional" and well-prepared".
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) said in a court filing Friday that the London-based Maltese professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russian Federation had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton may be dead.
The FBI began investigating Russian's election interference after a tip that Papadopoulos had dished about his Russian connections to an Australian diplomat during a night of heavy drinking.
Russian Federation has continually denied allegations of interfering in the 2016 election. Trump tweeted. Senator Mark Warner, the senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has its own Russian Federation collusion investigation, applauded Mueller's work.
Trump and his allies have repeatedly downplayed Papadopoulos' role on the campaign, with one of them describing him as a mere "coffee boy". He had discussed with those foreigners the possibility of a foreign trip where Donald Trump could meet Vladimir Putin.
Before the sentence was imposed, the former Trump aide told the court he was a "patriotic American" who made a mistake by lying.
"Judge said he believed Papadopoulos was genuinely remorseful but didn't agree to a probation sentence because he needed to send a message about the seriousness of lying to the FBI", Cheney wrote in a subsequent tweet.
A week before his sentencing, Papadopoulos' legal team took a final swipe at the administration.