Having just been released from prison for lying to investigators in the Trump-Russia probe, “coffee boy” and former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos has had some time to do some thinking.
So, too, has his wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, apparently.
On Friday, The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer noticed something odd happening over at Simona’s Twitter account. Just before midnight, she appears to have tweeted a type of self-affirmation that could signal trouble ahead in the couple’s future.
“George is lucky cause I have been more loyal to him than to myself,” she wrote.
That message was followed by a response lauding her loyalty and beauty, but it appears that Simona actually wrote the follow-up comment herself, perhaps forgetting to switch to a burner account. She even tagged her husband in the message.
“@GeorgePap19 doesn’t deserve a beauty like you, u have been loyal sweet and supportive,” Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos tweeted to Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos. “I never saw him defending you from all the attacks addressed to you! You can do better.”
The tweet was quickly deleted.
There also were some other strange tweets, including “you better change extensions. Weak point” and “watch out,” which led some followers to wonder if she’d been hacked, or more likely, had been attempting to lay the groundwork to claim that she’d been hacked.
By Saturday, her entire Twitter account was offline.
This episode followed earlier tweets by Simona claiming that a letter sent to Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff in November accusing her husband of Russian collusion was sent by one of George Papadopoulos’ ex-girlfriends. The letter, which claimed Papadopoulos had said he was “doing a business deal with Russians which would result in large financial gains for himself and Mr. Trump,” is now under investigation by the House Intelligence Committee and the FBI, according to The Atlantic.
All of those tweets have been deleted.
Twitter users, wondering what the hell is going on, offered some theories:
Welcome home, George!