Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the American election has resulted in a jail sentence.
Alex van der Zwaan, a dutch lawyer who is the son and law of a wealthy Russian Oligarch, was sentenced to 30 days in jail for lying to federal agents about contacts with a Trump campaign official.
He will also serve 2 months of supervised release.
The decision marks the first time the Special Counsel’s investigation has directly resulted in a subject going to prison.
The lenient nature of the sentence implies that Alex van der Zwaan is cooperating with investigators, pleading to a lesser charge, and accepting a gift of a sentence is certainly not free.
Mr. van der Zwaan only could have secured such a deal by sharing information.
More than likely, that information implicates Paul Manafort, who is facing over 300 years in jail for his alleged activities before, during, and after the election.
Mueller’s office has relentlessy pressed Manafort to turn states evidence, and testify against Donald Trump.
First they flipped Rick Gates, now another witness has pled guility, most likely in exchange for his testimony.
This is not a small story, not by any means, Mueller wants Manafort to testify against President Trump, and he is willing to tear his life apart to do it.