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.
COLLUSION COLLAPSE: Mueller Says Russian MEDDLING BEGAN Before Trump’s Candidacy
The left-wing conspiracy theory that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials ahead of the 2016 presidential campaign continued to crash and burn Friday, with Robert Mueller’s indictment showing the foreign nationals began meddling in US politics one year before Donald Trump announced his run for office.
The bombshell indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three foreign “entities” shocked the nation’s capital Friday afternoon, with Mueller’s probe saying the interference began back in 2014 when the Russian-backed “Internet Research Agency” began spreading misinformation on social media.
“According to the indictment, the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm, started interfering as early as 2014 in U.S. politics, extending to the 2016 presidential election,” writes the Chicago Tribune. “The defendants, ‘posing as U.S. persons and creating false U.S. personas,’ operated social media groups designed to attract U.S. audiences by stealing U.S. identities and falsely claiming to be U.S. activists.”
The explosive indictment also says the Russian actors contacted “unwitting” members of the Trump campaign, concealing their nationality in an attempt to sow chaos ahead of the 2016 election.
COLLUSION CRUMBLES: Mueller Says Russian Agents HELD ANTI-TRUMP, PRO-HILLARY Rallies
The mainstream media’s year-long narrative that the Trump campaign “colluded” with Russian officials continued to crumble Friday, with special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment claiming foreign agents held anti-Trump, pro-Hillary rallies in 2016.
Mueller’s court filings show 13 Russian nationals attempted to sow chaos throughout the election cycle and beyond; holding competing events for both Trump and Clinton on the same day in the same city.
“On one day, Nov. 12, 2016, the defendants organized a rally in New York to ‘show your support for President-elect Donald Trump’ while at the same time organizing a ‘Trump is NOT my president rally’ that also was held in New York,” writes CNBC.
NBC News also reports that the Russian agents held a “Support Hillary” rally in July 2016 in Washington, DC.
The bombshell revelations throw even more cold water on the liberal conspiracy theory that President Trump and his staff “colluded” with Russian officials to steal the election from Hillary Clinton; just one of many excuses commonly touted by the former Secretary of State following her stunning defeat.