The latest Mueller indictment seems to have a history with the FBI and a case that was being investigated way back in 2014. One of the first things that you will discover is that this may be Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrapping up an old FBI case that they passed over back then. Now it becomes important. The players are all over the spectrum, but most of them are big players even if you do not recognize all the names. Here are the explanations you will need.
As Written and Reported By Ed Morrissey for Townhall:
Don’t bother checking your scorecards on this one. The special counsel announced this morning that a grand jury has indicted Alex van der Zwaan for making false statements to investigators. Who’s Alex van der Zwaan, you might ask? MSNBC’s Ari Melber isn’t quite sure either, other than an attorney who worked for a client connected to Robert Mueller’s probe:
BREAKING: Mueller indicts Russia-linked lawyer for making false statements to federal investigators pic.twitter.com/e4kiUyuJEk
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 20, 2018
If you had van der Zwaan on your scorecard, be sure to buy a Powerball ticket later today. NBC’s Tom Winter provided a little more information on the attorney charged under 18 USC 1001:
NEW: Prosecutors for Robert Mueller’s team has charged Alex van der Zwaan with making false statements tied to investigation into Skadden Arps’ work in Ukraine and it involves Paul Manafort. h/t @MacFarlaneNews
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) February 20, 2018
The Hill has a little more:
Special counsel Robert Mueller is charging a man who communicated with former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates with making false statements to federal officials…..
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