George Papadopoulos, the recently indicted former campaign adviser to President Trump, asked his LinkedIn followers — days before being arrested by the FBI in July — if he should run for Congress.
"Congressional run: thoughts," Papadopoulos wrote on LinkedIn in early July.
The FBI had been interviewing the 30-year-old foreign policy adviser to Trump since January, but the investigation did not deter him from plotting his next career move.
Then in mid-October, around the time he pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI, he posted again on LinkedIn and asked for recommendations of publishers.
"Interested in meeting with a prominent publisher. Recommendations welcome," he wrote in mid-October.
Then, just one week ago, he asked for "speaker bureau recommendations."
Papadopoulos was charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election, having admitted to lying to prosecutors about the timing and nature of his contacts with Russian intermediaries.