USA special counsel probes Seychelles meeting with Russian

09 March, 2018, 10:27 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Blackwater founder Erik Prince

Rep. Adam Schiff wants to determine whether Prince lied to the panel about a meeting previous year in the Seychelles that evidence suggests was an effort to establish a backchannel between the incoming Trump administration and the Kremlin, they said.

So this gives us more specific information on what George Nader has told Mueller's investigators after it was reported a couple weeks ago that he was cooperating with them.

George Nader, a low-profile diplomatic go-between who has forged close ties to the Emirates, was stopped and questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation at Dulles International Airport in January as he returned from an overseas trip, these sources say.

He called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a formal investigation into the Obama administration's incidental surveillance of Americans who met with foreign officials during the presidential campaign.

Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday defended the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation, noting it's the former FBI director's job to "go down any rabbit hole he finds".

There are so many things being investigated here, it's hard to believe that Mueller isn't going to be able to prove some serious criminal misconduct.

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The UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russian Federation could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran, including in Syria, a Trump administration objective, according to U.S., European and Arab officials. However, according to officials familiar with the meeting, he presented himself as an unofficial envoy for Trump to high-ranking Emiratis involved in setting up his meeting with the Russian official.

Prince, the founder of the former Blackwater contracting firm, had no formal role with the Trump campaign or transition. Prince said Bannon vouched for MBZ during the conversation, calling him "a great guy".

Prince later told lawmakers that the 30-minute meeting at a hotel bar was happenstance, not planned in advance. Mueller is seeking documents from witnesses regarding the president and several of his closest advisers and campaign associates, as CBS News has reported.

H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, learned that Kushner had contacts with foreign officials, including from the UAE, that he did not coordinate through the National Security Council or officially report.

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