When George Papadopoulos was interviewed by the FBI this January, he falsely claimed that he had met two figures with Russian connections before joining the Trump campaign in March 2016. In fact, he met them after joining the campaign.
White House react to Trump adviser George Papadopoulos lied about Trump campaign and Russia
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders stressed that none of the charges against Mr Manafort related to the Trump campaign.
When it came to allegations of Russian influence, she said, the focus should be on Hillary Clinton's campaign.
"The real collusion scandal, as we've said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russia," she added.