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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....

    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...

    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...

    Gaudy socks aren’t the worst of Trudeau’s sins
    Apr03

    Gaudy socks aren’t the worst of Trudeau’s sins

    Monday on this page, Chris Nelson mused about what the reasons might be for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau falling out of favour in the polls with Canadian women. Well, Chris, unlike Trudeau, I can’t speak for all women. But if we were to compare it to a divorce, then I’d have to say it’s because too many resentments have piled...

    Dutch Lawyer Linked To Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Sentenced
    Apr03

    Dutch Lawyer Linked To Ex-Trump Campaign Chairman Sentenced

    A Dutch attorney who once worked closely with U.S. President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been sentenced to 30 days in prison and a $20,000 fine for lying to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators about contacts with an official in Trump’s 2016 campaign. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    First sentence handed down in Russia meddling probe
    Apr03

    First sentence handed down in Russia meddling probe

    By Spencer S. Hsu | Washington Post WASHINGTON – A London-based lawyer was ordered to serve 30 days in prison after a federal judge Tuesday handed down the first sentence in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Alex van der Zwaan, 33, a son-in-law of a...

    Mueller has authorization to probe Manafort/Russia collusion
    Apr03

    Mueller has authorization to probe Manafort/Russia collusion

    By Spencer S. Hsu and Rosalind S. Helderman | Washington Post WASHINGTON – Special counsel Robert Mueller was authorized by a top Justice Department official to investigate whether Paul Manafort, the onetime chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, illegally coordinated with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, new court filings...