Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Mueller's Charge He Lied To Investigators

Lawyer Alex Van Der Zwaan was accused of lying to investigators and hiding emails.
Posted at 4:43 PM, Feb 20, 2018

A lawyer charged by Special counsel Robert Mueller with lying during the Russia investigation has pleaded guilty. 

Mueller's indictment says Alex Van Der Zwaan lied about when he last spoke to former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates. The charges also say Van Der Zwaan hid some emails from investigators.

Here's why Mueller and his team were questioning Van Der Zwaan. Van Der Zwaan and his firm wrote a report for a pro-Russian government in Ukraine in 2012. Prosecutors say he talked with Gates in 2016 about that work.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.