Special counsel Robert Mueller’s never-ending witch hunt continued this week, indicting a Dutch lawyer based in London for lying to his office’s investigation into the Trump campaigns alleged connections to Russian officials during the 2016 campaign.
According to Bloomberg, Mueller’s office indicted Alex Van Der Zwaan for misleading his investigation into former Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort’s relationship with Ukrainian officials; claiming he provided “criminal information” during the process.
The indictment states Van Der Zwaan provided inaccurate information about his previous contacts with Richard Gates, who was charged alongside Paul Manafort for working on behalf of the Ukrainian government.
“Prosecutors charged Van Der Zwaan by criminal information, which typically precedes a guilty plea. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Washington. He didn’t immediately respond to calls and emails seeking comment,” writes Bloomberg.
Van Der Zwaan was an associate at a high-powered law firm based in the United Kingdom and is married to the daughter of a prominent Russian executive.
The indictment comes on the heels of the special counsel’s office revelation that 13 Russian nationals have been charged for meddling in the 2016 election; promoting campaign rallies for both the Clinton and Trump campaigns during the race.