The first sentence has been handed down in special counsel’s Russia investigation.
Alex van der Zwaan, a former lawyer of a top campaign aide 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.
Meanwhile, US media is reporting that Trump is not currently a criminal target, but is still part of the ongoing investigation.
The Washington Post says a conversation took place between Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Trump’s attorneys last month.
Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.
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