Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the election, at the Capitol in June.

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WASHINGTON — The special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with making a false statement when he was interviewed about work he did with a Trump campaign adviser six years ago.

The attorney, Alex van der Zwaan, who worked in London for the prominent New York law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, was expected to appear in court on Tuesday. He is accused of making false statements regarding communications he had with Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign aide, about work done in Ukraine, according to a document filed in court on Friday.

Mr. Gates was a longtime business associate of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, and followed him onto the…

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