Once again the Special Counsel team has found a Russian in the woodworks of the Trump campaign, and this one turns out to be an ex-Russian spy, no less. Here is an ex-spy that was known to be an ex-spy and it is hard to see where this will amount to all that much. Some people you have hardly ever heard of lied about knowing he was a spy, but nobody was charged with anything that has to do with it. So just where is the story? Where is the crime? Was the election affected in any way? All there is is a headline.
As Written and Reported By Chuck Ross for the Daily Caller:
Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates was in contact just before the 2016 election with a man he knew to be a former Russian spy, according to a document filed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Tuesday.
The revelation comes in a sentencing memorandum filed against Alex van der Zwaan, a London-based lawyer who pleaded guilty in February to lying to Mueller’s investigators about his contacts with Gates and the ex-spy.take our poll - story continues below
According to the memo, Gates told van der Zwaan that he was aware that one of their associates was a former Russian intelligence officer with the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence outfit. The ex-GRU agent, identified as Person A, maintained contacts with Russian intelligence at the time of his interactions with Gates, according to the filing.
“Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agents assisting the Special Counsel’s Office assess that Person A has ties to a Russian intelligence service and had such ties in 2016. During his first interview with the Special Counsel’s Office, van der Zwaan admitted that he knew of that connection, stating that Gates told him….
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