Mueller Files New Charges in Russia Probe
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday filed a new charge against a man they say lied to federal investigators in the probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
A charging document filed in federal court in Washington accuses Alex Van Der Zwaan of one charge of making false statements. Attorney Van Der Zwaan is expected to appear before a judge Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
According to the two-page indictment, Van Der Zwaan made false fictitious and fraudulent statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of the executive branch of the Government of the United States and allegedly lied to agents at the FBI. Specifically, it notes Van Der Zwaan may have deleted emails connected to his most recent communications with Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide who was indicted last year on charges of conspiracy to launder money and acting as an unregistered foreign agent.
Van Der Zwaan worked for a legal firm hired by the Ukraines Ministry of Justice, preparing a formal report on the trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
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Read more: https://www.courthousenews.com/mueller-files-new-charge-in-russia-probe/
Gates, Manafort *and* a "legal firm".
Thinking back at the emails they deleted, the misleading statements they may have made to investigators.
But it's interesting (concerning?) that the indictments are for the most part not people on the radar or known to the public. This one is related to Gates, though, who used to be in the inner circle.
On a roll, yessirree.
that are the problem. We should have known. He has a habit of accusing others of what he's been doing.
Duplicate of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10141992481