The Russia collusion investigation was designed by senior figures in the FBI to “sabotage” Donald Trump’s presidency, according to former campaign advisor George Papadopoulos.
Mr Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days jail in 2018 for making false statements to the FBI over his contacts with Russia.
It’s believed a meeting between Mr Papadopoulos and then UK high commissioner Alexander Downer is what sparked the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in US elections.
According to a US Inspector General report, Mr Downer passed on information to the FBI after he had drinks with Mr Papadopoulos, who reportedly revealed Russia obtained damaging information about Hillary Clinton and was planning to use it during the 2016 election.
Mr Papadopoulos said now that the Russia investigation is over, senior FBI and Department of Justice figures face an on-going criminal investigation “for their conduct.”