The revelations that were perhaps most troubling for the Trump administration Monday are emails from George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy advisor for the Trump campaign. Those emails were revealed in a court document unsealed on Monday.

The revelations that were perhaps most troubling for the Trump administration Monday are emails from George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy advisor for the Trump campaign. Those emails were revealed in a court document unsealed on Monday.

Those emails show Papadopoulos tried several times to set up a meeting between Russians and Donald Trump. News10NBC talked to former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo who is based in Buffalo. When asked if he's worried about the fact that Papadopoulos has pled guilty and is cooperating with the Mueller investigation, Caputo characterized Papadopoulos as a young volunteer without a significant role in the campaign.

“He never had any exposure to the president,” said Caputo. “I don't think he spent any time in New York City at all on behalf of the campaign. He was a member of a policy team based in Washington that never really landed on the campaign.”

When reminded that President Trump himself confirmed that Papadopoulos was one of his foreign policy advisors and the president called him “an excellent man," Caputo downplayed the president’s words.

Former advisor Michael Caputo weighs in on allegations against Trump aides:

"He (President Trump) read a list of people that was given to him by the campaign to a reporter who asked for the names of people who were his advisors. He had dozens of advisors and many of them like George Papadopoulos never met him."

But a picture the president tweeted several months ago appears to prove Papadopoulos not only met then candidate Trump, he was also pictured with him. The picture shows the then candidate Trump sitting at the head of a table. One of the men sitting at the table is George Papadopoulos.

Still, Caputo insists that senior Trump campaign officials “rebuffed” Papadopoulos’ attempts to set up meetings with Russians and then-candidate Donald Trump. So does this new information cast the president's son, Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in a new more negative light? Caputo insists it does not.

"Well Don Jr., wasn't exactly an experienced campaign handler and not someone that I would rely on to operate within the rubric of typical campaign rules and guidelines. If I had received a call or contact,” said Caputo.

Is that the Trump campaign’s defense? Don Jr. is a campaign novice; therefore, he should be excused from wrongdoing? That’s the question News10NBC posed to Caputo.

"No I'm not saying it should be excused,” said Caputo. “It should be investigated completely. And if some information was exchanged, it should be investigated to the fullest, and the people who did it should be brought up on the carpet. I absolutely believe that, but I believe that what happened here is that Don Jr. didn't know better. Organized this meeting. It turned into nothing, thankfully, and everybody went on their way."

While Caputo insists that senior campaign leaders refused to attend meetings that Papadopoulos proposed with Russian operatives, emails seem to reveal campaign leaders were eager to learn the information the Russians promised to reveal about rival, Hillary Clinton. The court document reveals Papadopoulos’ campaign supervisor encouraged him to pursue the Russian contacts by flying to Russia saying, "I would encourage you" and another foreign policy advisor to the Campaign to "make the trip, if it is feasible."