Robert Mueller has made another indictment in his investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 election. Try to follow me on this one:
He’s charged Alex Van Der Zwaan, an associate in the London law office of Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom (is that a law firm or a Monty Python gag?), with lying to investigators about conversations related to a report he helped prepare on the trial of Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko. Van Der Zwaan was questioned about his firm’s work for the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice back in 2012 and allegedly lied to investigators about his last communications with Richard Gates, who was indicted with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort over consulting work they did in Ukraine years before Trump announced his candidacy.
Oh, and he also allegedly deleted some emails that federal investigators wanted to see. Say, when did that become a crime?
So there you have it: proof Trump colluded with Russia to win the presidency! Boy, has this investigation been worth the money.
Incidentally, Bloomberg News had to look up this guy’s LinkedIn.com page just to figure out who the heck he was. You know Mueller has wandered far afield from his original mission when he’s gone even beyond the ludicrousness of investigating Facebook ads and is now in LinkedIn territory.