A federal judge has rejected a last-ditch bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to put off his looming but brief federal prison sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Randy Moss said Papadopoulos’ legal arguments fell short of what was needed to justify delaying the sentence. While Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in prison, he was held in custody overnight after being arrested as he returned to the U.S. from Europe last year. That could entitle him to up to two days credit on his sentence. Papadopoulos’ wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, has urged President Donald Trump to pardon her husband. Just two days ago, she also retweeted a message noting that the president could commute the former campaign aide’s sentence. There has been no indication from the White House that he plans to do so.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.