On Wednesday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle explained how this week’s guilty plea by Dutch lawyer Alex van der Zwaan proves there are direct connections between evil President Donald Trump and evil Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Van der Zwaan is the son-in-law of a Russian oligarch named German Khan, who is a close Putin confederate and friend. He also worked at the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which lobbied U.S. government officials for the benefit of exiled Ukrainian ex-president Viktor Yanukovych — per request of former Trump 2016 campaign manager Paul Manafort.
German Khan leads Russia’s Alfabank, which was identified in the Steele dossier as a major launderer of money for the Russian mob.
“I want to bring your attention to the men outlined in red,” Ruhle declared, indicating George Papadopoulos, Mike Flynn, van der Zwaan and Rick Gates. Over the weekend, The Los Angeles Times reported that Gates will soon be joining the other three men who are entering guilty pleas to Mueller’s investigation.
Flynn, as Ruhle explained, lied about his contacts with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak, “but we don’t even need to go that far. Flynn attended a paid speaking event in Russia without getting permission from the proper authorities.”
At that speaking engagement Michael Flynn sat at the same table as President Putin.
Watch the video here via MSNBC: