Erik Prince has turned over his phones and computer to Robert Mueller, Erik Prince met Russian oligarch before Trump’s inauguration between the White House and the Kremlin. The meeting, which took place nine days before Trump’s inauguration, was arranged to establish a covert communication channel between the incoming administration and the Kremlin.
While Prince had no formal role in the Trump campaign or transition, he reportedly presented himself to the meeting attendants as an unofficial envoy for the White House. Prince has vehemently denied those claims.
[ March 17 Erik Prince met Russian oligarch before Trump’s inauguration ]
EXCLUSIVE – Erik Prince tells Fox News that there was no perjury, no collusion and no attempt to set up a back channel to the Kremlin when he met with a Russian oligarch weeks before President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
“The public reports that George Nader may be cooperating with special counsel and has presented a different version of events, in the sense that this Seychelles meeting was part of an effort to establish a back channel to Russia, that the meeting that Erik Prince had with the Russian banker was not happenstances, is obviously at odds with the testimony we’ve heard in front of the House Intelligence Committee.”
[ May 16 2011 UAE: American-led foreign soldiers could be used to subdue local political unrest? ]
The establishment of the R2 force raises the question of whether American-led foreign soldiers could be used to subdue local political unrest, such as the pro-democracy movements in neighbouring Bahrain. Mr Karasik said that, while the force was located in Abu Dhabi, it would probably serve all of the seven emirates that form the UAE. FT New Yorker
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is launching an investigation into Prince’s work in the UAE. “The man who brought us Blackwater, a company whose name has become synonymous with the worst of contractor abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been hired to put together a mercenary army that could be used to suppress a revolt or attack pro-democracy protesters,” Schakowsky said. ”