Mueller Charges Man With Lying About Communications With Trump Campaign Staffer

UNITED STATES - JUNE 19: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Dirksen Building on oversight of the FBI. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Special counsel Robert Mueller is charging a man who communicated with former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates with making false statements to the FBI.

Attorney Alex Van Der Zwaan is charged with making “materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations” to the special counsel’s office and FBI agents, according to a court filing released Tuesday morning.

Van Der Zwaan allegedly lied about his last communications with Gates and then deleted emails requested by the special counsel’s office, according to the indictment.


Read more at The Hill.



  1. I heard from unnamed but reliable sources that the guy who works in the back of my local shoe store, once made a long distance phone call to Russia using a calling card he bought in a bodega somewhere in Nothern New Jersey. That’s all I’m allowed to say at this time.


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