Mueller Gets Plea, No Cooperation, as Skadden Lawyer Admits Lies

U. S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday extracted one more guilty plea as prosecutors keep down on former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and his deputy, Ron Gates.

Alex van der Zwaan, a former associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, accepted in court in Washington which he misled investigators about the last period he talked with Gates, who had been indicted in October with Manafort over their consulting work in Ukraine.   Gates is reportedly taking into consideration cooperating with Mueller.

The guilty plea was the 4th secured by Mueller in his