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Erik Prince: I ‘Cooperated’ With Mueller
The Daily Beast ^ | 19 June 2018 | Betsy Woodruff

Posted on 06/19/2018 6:59:18 AM PDT by Magnatron

Erik Prince, the founder of private security company Blackwater, has found himself embroiled in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation. He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition period—a meeting reportedly planned to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and Russia. Those revelations raise questions about his relationship to the Trump administration—questions Mueller is reportedly investigating.

Prince, a billionaire and the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has also lobbied for a massive overhaul of the way the Afghanistan War is being prosecuted, pushing for increased reliance on private contractors to train Afghan troops to fight the Taliban. Prince was also recently the subject of an in-depth Washington Post report about the work his security company Frontier Services Group is doing in China. The report quoted critics saying Prince’s work runs counter to American interests in Asia.

This is Prince’s first on-the-record interview in months. It has been lightly edited for clarity.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: betsywoodruff; blackwater; districtofcolumbia; donaldtrumpjr; erikprince; georgenader; jamescomey; joelzamel; lisapage; peterstrzok; robertmueller; thedailybeast; washingtoncompost; washingtonpost

1 posted on 06/19/2018 6:59:18 AM PDT by Magnatron
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To: Magnatron

“He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition period—a meeting reportedly planned to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and Russia.”

I would have thought that with all the collusion going on during the campaign, that the homosexual Shephard Smith just knows went on, that the backchannel was pretty much long ago worn smooth.

I say “homosexual Shepherd Smith” because he wants that little aspect of his person to be majored. He feels it makes him special by giving him the moral high ground with the ability to sit in judgment on anyone and everything.


2 posted on 06/19/2018 7:06:16 AM PDT by odawg
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To: Magnatron

Something stinks like rotten fish with this guy plus this story is being pushed by the Daily Beast; a rabidly left wing partisan publication.


3 posted on 06/19/2018 7:06:27 AM PDT by Boomer (Leftism is the Mental/Moral Equivalent of End Stage Cancer)
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To: Magnatron
During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation.

Smelling salts and fainting couches! The Trumpites tried to influence social media during a campaign! Le Horror! Meanwhile, the Demonrats used the media, the FBI, the CIA, and the FISA Court to get their candidate elected, and still failed.

4 posted on 06/19/2018 7:10:23 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Enjoy the decline of the American empire.)
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To: Magnatron
During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation.

Nothing unlawful or improper here.

He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition period—a meeting reportedly planned to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and Russia.

Transition period = AFTER Trump won the election, where he is now the President-elect, and expected to start setting up his relationships with foreign powers.

5 posted on 06/19/2018 7:10:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Go go Godzilla)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation. He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition period... Prince, a billionaire and the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has also lobbied for a massive overhaul of the way the Afghanistan War is being prosecuted, pushing for increased reliance on private contractors to train Afghan troops to fight the Taliban.
More garbage from one of the partisan media shills at Daily Beast. Thanks Magnatron.

6 posted on 06/19/2018 7:12:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Geebus they just WON’T STOP!!!!

RUSSIAN COLLUSION WAS ALL MADE UP BY HILLIARY AND OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 06/19/2018 7:12:54 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: Magnatron

“critics saying Prince’s work runs counter to American interests in Asia.”

Those critics vision of America runs counter to the Constitution.


8 posted on 06/19/2018 7:13:26 AM PDT by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Boomer

But still some nuts here will think Mueller made a deal with Trump or some such nonsense.

That’s why he hired TWENTY left wing lawyers.

He wont dismantle Trump.

It will drag on forever like the Monica thing and Trump will still be pushing his agenda until 2024.

And just like republicans were furious that the public didnt give a flying #### about monica, dems will go insane that the public doesn’t give a flying ### about this investigation.

It’s looking VERY MUCH like the junior Trumps met anybody involved in the non crime.

Trump was smart to keep a layer between himself. The boys won’t get arrested and WONT turn on their father.

So Mueller is ####ed. Good.

too bad he’ll ruin many lives along the way.


9 posted on 06/19/2018 7:19:55 AM PDT by dp0622 (The Left should know if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Magnatron

The Russian grassy knollers are still at it.

Mueller’s last ditch effort before he realizes there is no case.


10 posted on 06/19/2018 7:24:24 AM PDT by Titus-Maximus
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To: odawg
I say “homosexual Shepherd Smith” because he wants that little aspect of his person to be majored. He feels it makes him special...

Well it does make him unique among major news figures. I mean the other day I heard Don Lemon talking to Anderson Cooper about ... oh wait. Gay newsmen are a dime a dozen. That figures since "newsman" became a synonym for "activist" some years ago.

11 posted on 06/19/2018 7:24:26 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Russians couldnt have done a better job destroying sacred American institutions than Democrats have)
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To: PapaBear3625

But don’t you know, it is expressly FORBIDDEN that Team Trump make ANY overtures to any foreign powers anywhere or at anytime.

I don’t know who set that rule, but the Democrats and the Mueller Star Chamber certainly is working overtime to apply the spirit of the rule, wherever it may lead.

Of course, if it does not lead to Trump being impeached, the path is quietly abandoned.


12 posted on 06/19/2018 7:25:54 AM PDT by alloysteel ("No" is a complete sentence. On so many levels.)
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To: odawg

Homoerotic: There is no such thing as a homosexual.


13 posted on 06/19/2018 6:05:21 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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To: Magnatron
"[Iran does not have any nuclear weapons and gave up much of its capacity to develop them under a deal made during the Obama administration—ed.] "

Really?

14 posted on 06/19/2018 6:07:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dp0622

Manafort is apparently Weasel Mueller’s exit strategery.


15 posted on 06/19/2018 6:09:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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