Former Trump Aide May Have Lied Under Oath About Seychelles Meeting

Former Trump Aide May Have Lied Under Oath About Seychelles Meeting

Prince told the House intelligence committee that he had met Dmitriev in the Seychelles by chance, and that he was not representing the Trump administration.

In testimony before Congress, Prince, who's the younger brother of Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, denied attending the meeting as a representative of the Trump administration, insisting the meet-up was part of his role as a businessman.

A Lebanese-American businessman who has acted as an adviser to the United Arab Emirates has been cooperating with Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, after he was hit with a subpoena upon arriving in the United States in mid-January, according to people familiar with the matter.

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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Prince, on the other hand, would have to return to the committee for a second interview. Anonymous sources have told several outlets the meeting was an attempt to set up a line of communication between the Trump team and Russian Federation.

Prince denied WaPo's reporting in 2017 that showed US and European officials describing the Seychelles meeting as part of an effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and the incoming administration.

Obama's National Security Adviser Susan Rice explained during a September 2017 House Intelligence Committee interview why she unmasked Prince and members of Trump's transition team.

Schiff's push for new witnesses comes amid hints the committee could be winding down its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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Corey Lewandowski led Trump's presidential campaign for almost a year.

Lewandowski's attorneys objected that those lines of questioning weren't relevant, in their view.

Lewandowski first appeared before the committee in January. Trump unpopularity dragging down two vulnerable California Republicans The Hill's 12:30 Report FBI flagged Moscow-connected Russians attending Trump inauguration: report MORE (R-Calif.) at his Virginia home later this month.

Lewandowski, who was sacked from the campaign in June 2016, is the last individual the committee is known to now have scheduled for an interview.

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Prince has already spoken to the House intelligence committee, but Schiff says he wants him to return to resolve apparent discrepancies.

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