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    First prison sentence from Mueller investigation: Dutch lawyer gets 30 days
    Apr03

    First prison sentence from Mueller investigation: Dutch lawyer gets 30 days

    A lawyer who worked with Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and campaign adviser Richard Gates in Ukraine has been sentenced to 30 days in prison. He was also fined $20,000 and given two months of supervised release. This is the first sentence to be imposed by special counsel Robert Mueller since he started his investigation....

    Dutch Lawyer Convicted as Part of Mueller Investigation
    Apr03

    Dutch Lawyer Convicted as Part of Mueller Investigation

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan on Tuesday became the first person to be sentenced as part of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation. Van der Zwaan, whose father-in-law is Russian oligarch German Kahn, was sentenced to 30 days in prison and fined $20,000 for lying to federal investigators about his relationship with officials in...

    Politics: Mueller just threw a wrench into the 2 main pillars of Paul Manafort’s defense strategy
    Apr03

    Politics: Mueller just threw a wrench into the 2 main pillars of Paul Manafort’s defense strategy

    A newly disclosed memo shows special counsel Robert Mueller was specifically authorized to investigate matters unrelated to Russian collusion. The special counsel Robert Mueller has thrown a wrench into the core of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s defense strategy in the Russia investigation. Manafort’s lawyers have...

    The Russia investigation just sent its first person to jail
    Apr03

    The Russia investigation just sent its first person to jail

    The first sentence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe has been handed down. A federal judge sentenced Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan to 30 days in jail and a $20,000 fine on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller and withholding documents related to the Russia investigation. While 19 people...

    Lithuanian bill banning published material critical of the country seen as response to Holocaust book
    Apr03

    Lithuanian bill banning published material critical of the country seen as response to Holocaust book

    Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite at the European Council leaders’ summit in Brussels, March 23, 2018. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images) (JTA) — The Lithuanian parliament is preparing to vote on a government-sponsored bill that would ban selling material that “distorts historical facts” about the nation. The bill, which Economy Minister...

    Mueller has been investigating Paul Manafort for collusion for months, memo reveals
    Apr03

    Mueller has been investigating Paul Manafort for collusion for months, memo reveals

    As it turns out, special counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort for “collusion” for months. Manafort has already been charged with a slew of financial crimes, including money laundering and tax fraud, as a result of the Russia probe. But he’s been trying to get those charges...

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan becomes first person sentenced in Trump–Russia investigation
    Apr03

    Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan becomes first person sentenced in Trump–Russia investigation

    On Tuesday, Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan received a sentence of 30 days in jail and a fine of $20,000 for making false statements in relation to the investigation being directed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Van der Zwaan was the fourth person to plead guilty in the Trump–Russia investigation, admitting in federal court that he had made...

    Alexander van der Zwaan is going to jail for lying to Mueller’s Russia probe
    Apr03

    Alexander van der Zwaan is going to jail for lying to Mueller’s Russia probe

    A Dutch lawyer tied to Paul Manafort gets 30 days in jail and a fine of $20,000. Alexander van der Zwaan, a Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty to lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, was sentenced to 30 days in jail Tuesday morning. He’s the first person charged in Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s...

    Mueller just confirmed he was investigating Manafort for collusion with Russia
    Apr03

    Mueller just confirmed he was investigating Manafort for collusion with Russia

    He was authorized to probe whether Manafort worked with Russian government officials to interfere with the presidential election. Special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed last May to oversee the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Since then, though, he’s charged former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort...

    Dutch attorney gets 30 days in first sentence for Mueller probe

    Special counsel Robert Mueller obtained the first sentence in his high-profile investigation Tuesday, as a Dutch attorney who admitted to lying to investigators was ordered into federal custody for 30 days. Former Skadden Arps associate Alex van der Zwaan, 33, pleaded guilty in February to lying to FBI agents about his contacts with former Trump...