The special counsel's filing also noted van der Zwaan "lied regarding topics at the center of a significant investigation into the criminal conduct of [former Trump campaign chairman] Paul J. Manafort, Jr., and Richard W. Gates III".
Several onlookers have noticed that the description closely matches Konstantin Kilimnik, who ran Manafort's Kyiv office, studied at the Russian military's languages institute, and says he briefed Manafort during the campaign. After van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to false statements on February 20, Kilimnik declined to comment on whether he was Person A.
Mueller's prosecutors have introduced evidence that Manafort emailed Kilimnik as recently as November 29, about changes to an editorial that ran in an English-language Ukrainian newspaper about his case. That Gates and Person A were directly communicating in September and October 2016 was pertinent to the investigation.
Fourth, the lies and withholding of documents were material to the Special Counsel's Office's investigation. This is income Manafort is accused of not reporting to the Treasury Department.
That Person A has had ties to Russian intelligence is not terribly surprising.
"Focused on preserving his career at Skadden, and fearful that truthful answers could lead to discovery of the recordings (and in particular, the discovery that he had recorded a Skadden partner), Alex made a awful decision: he chose to cut off the inquiry at its inception by lying about the September 2016 conversations with Gates and Person A", according to the defense filing. Prosecutors have said previously that a longtime Manafort and Gates associate had ties to Russian intelligence, but they have never said those ties remained during the 2016 campaign.
A Manafort spokesman expressed confidence in June that investigators would ultimately conclude that Manafort's interactions with Kilimnik were "perfectly permissible and not in furtherance of some conspiracy".
Proponents of the accusation that Trump "colluded" with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election jumped on the revelations. Van der Zwaan had recorded those calls, but in his first meeting with investigators, represented by a Skadden partner, he failed to tell investigators about the recordings, according to the filings. We will not likely get an answer to that question any time soon, but the contacts between Kilimnik and Gates in September and October of 2016 while Gates was still working on the campaign are undeniably curious, at the very least. Whether Gates has an explanation for keeping those contacts while on the Trump campaign remains to be seen.
Shabani, 25, was last seen on security camera around 1:15 p.m. on February 23 near her Hollywood home, police said. She came from Macedonia and had been in Los Angeles less than two years, according to her friends.
We are temporarily suspending the testing of our self-driving cars on public roads to learn from the Uber incident. Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA ) announces the Drive Constellation system for running self-driving vehicle simulations.
Kim has summits planned with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in late April and with President Donald Trump by May. If confirmed, this would be his first foreign trip since becoming North Korean leader in 2011.
The last time Bowyer stepped into Victory Lane was six years ago, back in October of 2012 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin is a five-time victor at Martinsville and has finished outside the top-10 just six times in 24 career starts.
The Iron Dome is created to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from distances of 4km to 70km. Brigadier General Ronen Menlis from the IDF spokesperson's Unit said: "No barrage of missiles was sacked at Israel from Gaza".
After testing the film, 20th Century Fox has elected to bring the film back into production ahead of its release. Fox allegedly wants nearly 50% of the film to be reshot, and the addition of one or two new major characters.
Isco proved his worth for his country with his first senior treble, but playing for his club leaves the 25-year-old frustrated. Asked to comment on Isco's remarks, though, Lopetegui simply stressed the importance of his players being happy.
Thursday actually looks spectacular (you might be coming down with patio fever) with a forecast high of 12C and sunny skies. After any early morning precip, Wednesday will feature more clouds than sun... temps will peak near 50.
You could argue the same for other companies, but Digital Realty shares were last seen up 1.7% at $104.45 on Wednesday. Andra Ap-Fonden increased Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) stake by 72,362 shares to 155,759 valued at $29.26 million in 2017Q4.
If you want to get into details, there is a more specific merchant cheat sheet that can help you get more important locations. The notes for Sea of Thieves' first big update have been released, an update that's almost 20GB depending on the platform.
UEFA announce Champions League rule changes
Teams will also be allowed to expand their bench to 12 players up from the current seven for tournament finals. A club may register three new eligible players without any restrictions after the group stage.
Nato expels 7 Russian envoys, blocks 3 new ones
Earlier on Tuesday, NATO said it was expelling seven diplomats from Russia's mission to the alliance. They are joined by decision to expel Russian diplomatic personnel from Australia and Macedonia.