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Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel (WP = BS)
Wash Post via MSN.com ^ | 4/3/2017 | Adam Entous, Greg Miller, Kevin Sieff, Karen DeYoung

Posted on 04/03/2017 3:04:10 PM PDT by dirtboy

he United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian close to President Vladi­mir Putin as part of an apparent effort to establish a back-channel line of communication between Moscow and President-elect Donald Trump, according to U.S., European and Arab officials.

The meeting took place around Jan. 11 — nine days before Trump’s inauguration — in the Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean, officials said. Though the full agenda remains unclear, the UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russia could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran, including in Syria, a Trump administration objective that would likely require major concessions to Moscow on U.S. sanctions.

Though Prince had no formal role with the Trump campaign or transition team, he presented himself as an unofficial envoy for Trump to high-ranking Emiratis involved in setting up his meeting with the Putin confidant, according to the officials, who did not identify the Russian.

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“We are not aware of any meetings and Erik Prince had no role in the transition,” said Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary.

“Erik had no role on the transition team. This is a complete fabrication,” said a spokesman for Prince in a statement. “The meeting had nothing to do with President Trump. Why is the so-called under-resourced intelligence community messing around with surveillance of American citizens when they should be hunting terrorists?”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 201701; 20170111; backchannel; blackwater; erikprince; indianocean; iran; putin; russia; seychelles; seychellesislands; syria; trumprussia; trumptransition; uae; xe
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Comes from this: Though Prince had no formal role with the Trump campaign or transition team, he presented himself as an unofficial envoy for Trump

1 posted on 04/03/2017 3:04:10 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Good.

It’s like the red phone.


2 posted on 04/03/2017 3:05:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: dirtboy

Good- I hope these types of private citizen communications work out some deals to make the world more safe and secure from nincompoops and meddlers like Kerry and McCain

BTW Erik Prince’s sister Betsy DeVos is Trump’s Secretary of Education


3 posted on 04/03/2017 3:07:21 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: dirtboy
Though Prince had no formal role with the Trump campaign or transition team, he presented himself as an unofficial envoy for Trump to high-ranking Emiratis involved in setting up his meeting with the Putin confidant, according to the officials, who did not identify the Russian.

LOL, these idiots debunk their own story with this one sentence. What a bunch of loons, LOL.

CGato

4 posted on 04/03/2017 3:09:25 PM PDT by Conservative Gato (There are NOW 4 kind of LIES; Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and the Media.)
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To: silverleaf

Of course. So much inbreeding in the upper crust. I swear, half of DC could donate a kidney to the other half.


5 posted on 04/03/2017 3:10:10 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up.)
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To: dirtboy
I am picturing in ma head the scene at the Washington Compost:

"Okay, we gotta manufacture a story before lunch, uh, what group were we successful at leaving a bad taste in the reader's mouth, just far enough back in time to where no one really knows what they did but their name screams 'ominous'?

"How about 'Black water'?

"Yeah, that's a good one let's go with Blackwater."

6 posted on 04/03/2017 3:14:40 PM PDT by Slyfox (Where's Reagan when we need him? Look in the mirror - the spirit of The Gipper lives within you.)
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“Yeah! Black Water. It even sounds racist. Get Maxine black Waters involved.”


7 posted on 04/03/2017 3:22:11 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners.,)
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To: Slyfox

“Yeah! Black Water. It even sounds racist. Get Maxine black Waters involved.”


8 posted on 04/03/2017 3:22:28 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners.,)
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To: Slyfox

My understanding is that Blackwater changed its name to Xe or Academii, or both, at one time or other.


9 posted on 04/03/2017 3:23:22 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius

I would love this scenario as a screen play written by Tom Clancy.


10 posted on 04/03/2017 3:25:39 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: dirtboy

So what. If true, it sounds like Trump might have been working the groundwork to isolate Iran. Sounds like what he promised to do.


11 posted on 04/03/2017 3:28:02 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being stupid!)
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To: dirtboy

Ridiculous..!

Vaudiville material.

Like the “Bush SR-71 to Iran” story, but with more Jason Bourne sprinkles thrown on top.


12 posted on 04/03/2017 3:29:50 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: dirtboy

Another nothing burger.

Would have been nice if the msm covered 0bama with all of these resources and story tellers.

5.56mm


13 posted on 04/03/2017 3:29:50 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: dirtboy

What does this have to do with Trump, then? Sounds like WaPo is trying to kick up dust and hoping the rubes will be confused enough to believe it.


14 posted on 04/03/2017 3:30:17 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them.)
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To: dirtboy

The Post creates a story with their headline but have nothing to back it up.

Bezos and Amazon can rot.


15 posted on 04/03/2017 3:30:47 PM PDT by boycott
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Read it..! An amazing American story:

What a great family..!

99% Chance he's a FREEPER, too.

US Gummint has been wantonly, needlessly screwing this guy over, almost from Day 1.

Truely an American Hero.

16 posted on 04/03/2017 3:32:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Publius

Blackwater, renamed as XE Services in 2009 and now known as Academi since 2011 after the company was acquired by a group of private investors.


17 posted on 04/03/2017 3:33:23 PM PDT by Garvin (Moderate Muslims are the tall grass in which Jihadi Terrorists hide undisturbed.)
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To: dirtboy

This has everything for the crazed lib - Trump, Putin and Blackwater.

Such fake news click bait.


18 posted on 04/03/2017 3:34:17 PM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: gaijin

Remember the ENORMOUS, fallacious hullabaloo about Vallerie Plame?

Well, Eric Prince was a covert US asset.

Leon Panetta blatantly outed him, and almost for NO reason.

Burned him, 100%.

Consequences:

ZIP ZILCH NADA.


19 posted on 04/03/2017 3:34:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: dirtboy

Sorry liberal media, that dog don’t hunt no more.

CC


20 posted on 04/03/2017 3:35:55 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
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