US court jails lawyer over lying to Mueller’s Russia probe

US court jails lawyer over lying to Mueller’s Russia probe

A former lawyer of US President Donald Trump has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $20,000 for lying to the special counsel in an ongoing probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections.

Alex van der Zwaan – a Dutch national who faced up to six months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines – is the first person to have been indicted in connection to the case.

Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi, reporting from Washington DC on Tuesday, said Van der Zwaan’s trial was not due to any collusion with the Russians.

“What he has been sentenced for has rather to do

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