The Plot Thickens

Report: Mueller Has Evidence Contradicting Erik Prince’s Testimony About Russia Meeting

Special counsel Robert Mueller has obtained evidence that raises doubts about Erik Prince’s testimony about his meeting with a Vladimir Putin confidant, sources have told ABC News. Prince, a prominent Trump supporter and founder of Blackwater, described his meeting with a Russian financier in the Seychelles last year as a chance meeting “over a beer.” However, a key witness in the Mueller investigation, Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, has reportedly told investigators that he set up the meeting between Prince and Russian sovereign-wealth fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev days before Trump was inaugurated. Documents obtained by Mueller suggest that before and after Prince met Nader in New York, a week before the trip to the Seychelles, Nader shared information with Prince about Dmitriev, contradicting Prince’s version of events. “I didn’t fly there to meet any Russian guy,” Prince told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in November, claiming the United Arab Emirates officials he met there unexpectedly introduced him to Dmitriev.