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Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

  • Van der Zwaan worked on Ukraine report coordinated by Manafort
  • After Manafort left Trump campaign, calls to Gates and Ukraine
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Bloomberg’s Jodi Schneider reports on the latest of the investigation of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.(Source: Bloomberg)

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday extracted another guilty plea as prosecutors bear down on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates.

Alex van der Zwaan, a former associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, admitted in court in Washington that he misled investigators about the last time he talked with Gates, who was indicted in October with Manafort over their consulting work in Ukraine. Gates is reportedly considering cooperating with Mueller.