Top House Intelligence Committee Dem Wants To Talk To Seychelles Meeting Attendees

10 March, 2018, 01:34 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Mueller probe uncovers attempt to create back channel with Russia

Prince could not be reached for comment.

The businessman serves as an adviser to the United Arab Emirates' Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan and is at the center of a January 2017 meeting between arms dealer Erik Prince and Russian operatives in the Seychelles that was, according to Nader, an attempt to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and the Kremlin.

According to the Post, Prince told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee that his meeting with the Russian official was an impromptu session that only came about because he and Kirill Dmitriev, the head of a Russian-controlled financial firm, both happened to be staying at the same hotel in the Seychelles, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Rep. Adam B. Schiff wants to determine whether Prince lied to the panel about a meeting past year in the Seychelles that evidence suggests was an effort to establish a backchannel between the incoming Trump administration and the Kremlin, they said.

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Citing people familiar with the matter, The Washington Post said that a witness cooperating with Mueller has told investigators the meeting was set up in advance so that a representative of the Trump transition team could meet with an emissary from Moscow to discuss future relations between the countries. He also said he was not there as a representative of the Trump campaign.

If the report is correct, Prince may have committed a crime by lying to Congress under oath. Schiff is the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, which is also examining Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election.

Speaking after Lewandowski's interview concluded, Schiff said there are still, in addition to Nader and Prince, several witnesses that the committee hasn't spoken with yet, including senior White House adviser Stephen Miller. "It either was a back channel or it wasn't ..."

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There are, Schiff said, "any number of steps that any credible investigator would say need to be done and we still hope that they will be". Democrats on the committee would like to subpoena Lewandowski to compel him to answer those and perhaps other questions - a request, Schiff said, that the panel's Republicans are considering.

Conaway refused to say Thursday whether the committee would or had scheduled any interviews beyond Lewandowski's. He answered numerous committee's questions, Schiff said, but would not discuss several issues, including conversations about dumping FBI Director James Comey or potentially firing Mueller.

Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters the Seychelles meeting crossed the line: "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". "They are taking it under consideration". Whether that will be granted by the majority or not, I can not say.

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