Mueller Reportedly Has Evidence Trump Ally Lied About Meeting Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund Head

In an exclusive report by ABC that we believe is nothing short of a trial balloon warning of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's next major indictment (or, alternatively, the turning of another valuable witness), the network reported that the special counsel has obtained evidence that Erik Prince, the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVoes, lied to Congressional investigators about the circumstances surrounding his meeting with Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev.

According to leaks that emerged last year, Prince told the House Intelligence Committee that his meeting with Dmitriev during a trip to the Seychelles just days before President Trump's inauguration was a chance encounter, and that he met with Dmitriev only at the behest of "one of the brothers" of United Arab Emirates leader Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed al-Nayhan.

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But according to George Nader, a Lebanese business man with a shadowy record that includes a 1991 conviction on child pornography charges in the US - for which he served only six months in a halfway house thanks to his role in helping to free American hostages in Beirut. More recently, Nader reportedly played a role in facilitating Trump's trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last year.

Nader has become a key witness and cooperator in the Mueller probe. And while the full breadth and scope of what he's told Mueller remains unclear, the information he provided about Prince appears to be damning.

Specifically, Nader reportedly told Mueller that he met with Prince in New York City a week before the Seychelles meeting to brief him on the encounter, then provided Prince with a dossier of information about Dmitriev.

Also, Nader told Mueller that he attended the meeting with Prince and Dmitriev. But during his interview with Congressional investigators, Prince only said that Dmitriev's wife was in attendance.

Nader said the goal of the meeting would've been to establish a backchannel between the Russian government and the Trump administration.

Sources tell ABC News Nader met with Prince at New York's Pierre Hotel a week before the Jan. 11, 2017 meeting in the Seychelles, and later sent Prince biographical information about Dmitriev, which, according to those sources, noted that Dmitriev had been appointed by Putin to oversee the state-run sovereign wealth fund.

Nader says he then facilitated and personally attended the meetings, including one between Prince and Dmitriev, at a resort owned by MBZ off the coast of East Africa, the sources told ABC News. One of the primary goals of the meeting, Nader told investigators, was to discuss foreign policy and to establish a line of communication between the Russian government and the incoming Trump administration, sources told ABC News.

Nader — who Prince said in a 2010 lawsuit deposition had once represented his military contractor business in Iraq — was not mentioned in Prince's congressional testimony despite Prince being asked by lawmakers who was present. Prince said only that Dmitriev's wife was there but she left after a few minutes while they discussed terrorism and oil prices.

A spokesperson for Prince told ABC News on Thursday that "Erik has said all there is to say to the committee and has nothing further to add." Prince has said that the Seychelles meeting was leaked to the news media last year in an illegal “unmasking” of his identity in U.S. signals intelligence intercepts.

While this might look like an ironclad case of perjury on the surface, we imagine the truth is much murkier. For one, even if Prince did attend the meeting with the goal of establishing a channel between Trump and Russia, establishing such an informal line of communication wouldn't have been illegal because it happened during the transition - when incoming administrations are expected to establish these types of relationships. If it had happened during the campaign, it would've become fodder for Mueller's collusion investigation. But it didn't.

Furthermore, this isn't the first time we've learned about investigators' interest in Prince's meeting - and, more importantly, whether the characterization he provided to Congress was accurate. There have been several leaks.

The other question is, since attending such a meeting wouldn't have been illegal, why would Prince have lied about it and risked a perjury charge to hide behavior that wasn't even illegal.

The answer, we imagine, will be found somewhere in Nader's past. His motivations for cooperating with Mueller remain mysterious, and his past criminal convictions raise questions about his credibility.

And if Mueller truly did have proof that Prince blatantly broke the law, we imagine he would've arrested him by now.

So, we imagine this will result in one of three things: Prince will soon be indicted, after being approached by Mueller, Prince will turn state's witness or Nader - who was formerly employed by Prince at Prince-run military contractor Blackwater - is the one who is doing the misleading.

For what it's worth, ABC says Prince has yet to appear before the grand jury Mueller set up to secure his convictions - so that would seem to eliminate option one.

Whatever's missing here, we imagine we'll learn more during the coming days and weeks.

Comments

overbet DillyDilly Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:06 Permalink

"according to George Nader"

 

Thats what you got? So you got nothing. The statement of a convicted felon. Fucking solid. How much longer is this guy going to be allowed to continue wasting time and money and causing a distraction to the important job of running the country?

Honestly at this point if Mueller came up with a smoking gun I wouldnt believe it. If someone is guilty of something mistakes are made and wouldnt take a year of digging to find. 

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pods fleur de lis Fri, 04/06/2018 - 16:07 Permalink

He was convicted of child porn in 1991?  

Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't that before the internet really took off?  

Where did he get the shit?  Was he a kiddie diddler?

And he is now back in the fold of power in the USA?  I think that makes a larger statement about the whole of the US government than any one person in particular.

I think this baby was blended in the bathwater...............

pods

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Chupacabra-322 y3maxx Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:37 Permalink

Guess they’ve run out of old hag Porn Stars.  Now this Pile of Douche.  

 

The unprecedented efforts by the FBI to hide the documents describing the origins of the Trump/Russia investigation are all making sense now. In today's show I discuss the scandalous scheme that could destroy our faith in international intelligence cooperation. 

https://www.bongino.com/april-6-2018-ep-693-is-this-what-the-fbi-is-hid…

 

First 17 minuets.  Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths Clinton, Lynch, Breanan, Obama & “The Five Eyes” are neck deep in shit.

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bluez Ghost of Porky Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:20 Permalink

If the earth still exists in 15 years the "no such thing as a former pedophile" meme will probably go into the historical dust bin with all the other psycho-babble.

There is a universe of difference between dating 15 tear-old chicks and 10 year olds.

Just because the "authorities" endlessly repeat some mantra doesn't make it true.

(I will prove to be right yet again in 15 years.)

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Thought Processor SloMoe Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:04 Permalink

 

Ok but the world still wants to know who killed Seth Rich.

 

This whole Russia gambit is getting a little long in the tooth, don'tcha think?

 

If someone could just look into it, you know if you have the time............

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Full Court Lug… SloMoe Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:05 Permalink

No kidding. At this point it's just a handful of shitlib obsessives who even remember Mueller still exists. Indicting the 13 Russian randos for posting goofy memes without a license was the death knell of any seriousness his "probe" ever possessed.

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11b40 silverserfer Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:39 Permalink

Actually, his title is the one he has had since right before 9-11.

Chief of Police for the Swamp. 

He made sure all the Israelis and Saudis got to leave the country before being detained and questioned.

He helped move along the WMD story that lied us into war with Iraq.

He made sure that no one was blamed, or tried, for the lies and fraud that caused the financial crises in 2008/9.

When it was time to move on, he handed the reins to his trusted ally, Comey.

Now, he is back to make sure the fumbles Comey, Lynch, et al, made get covered up, and the best way for that to happen if for Trump to be driven from office and their train is put back on track.

Mueller is evil.  Question it?  Well, both sides of Congress overwhelmingly endorsed him, telling all how great was his integrity.  My experience tells me that anytime Congress is unanimous  about anything, the public is about to get a royal screwing.

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Sudden Debt SloMoe Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:37 Permalink

So what? I meet with Russians every week.

It's not like they're all devils. They work hard and business is business.

 

I have no idea why American companies act so much like idiot by banning working with Russians... 

I steal all the customers of Grainger Europe because they don't want to trade with Russians and I LOVE IT! :)

 

 

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LawsofPhysics Yen Cross Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:08 Permalink

Even better, we had a former president meeting with the attorney general on the tarmac during a time when his wife was under investigation...

etc. etc.

Unleash the floodgates of lies...

Please, hasten the fucking reset already! How much taxpayer dollars have we wasted already?

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