Special counsel Robert Mueller just dropped another indictment.

The media was hoping and praying it would be the silver bullet to finally take down Donald Trump.

But when everyone took a look at what Mueller had found, they realized one thing about the investigation.

Mueller found another process crime.

He is charging a London based lawyer at mega-law firm Skadden Arps with lying to the FBI about his contacts with Paul Manafort’s deputy Rick Gates.

It was small beer.

And it showed how desperate the special counsel was to maintain the media oxygen around his failing investigation.

Breitbart reports:

“Special counsel Robert Mueller is charging an attorney who communicated with former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates with making false statements to federal officials, according to an indictment released Tuesday.

Alex Van Der Zwaan is charged with making “materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations” to the special counsel’s office and FBI agents on November 3, 2017, according to the indictment.

According to the indictment, Van Der Zwaan said his last communication with Gates was in mid-August 2016 — “an innocuous text message” — and his last communication with “Person A” was in 2014 (when he and Person A discussed Person A’s family).

Van Der Zwaan also said he did not know why an email between him and Person A in September 2016 was not produced to the special counsel’s office, according to the indictment.

However, he “then and there well knew and believed” that in or about September, he spoke with both Gates and Person A regarding the report on Yulia Tymoshenko, a former Ukrainian prime minister and opponent of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, and surreptitiously recorded the calls.

He also deleted and “otherwise did not produce” emails sought by the Special Counsel’s Office and Law Firm A, including the September email between him and Person A in September 2016.”

This was another indictment that has nothing to do with the election, Russian collusion, or the Trump campaign.

In nine months of investigating, Mueller has produced nothing on Russia collusion.

No evidence.

And no indictments.

Mueller’s original charge was to investigate election meddling and related crimes.

This guilty plea is related to his case against Paul Manafort and his work as a foreign lobbyist ten years before he hooked up with Trump.

It’s a sign of prosecutorial abuse and mission creep.

And the investigation should be shut down.