Democrat seeks businessman in Mueller probe


He's previously denied reports that the Seychelles meeting was to establish a back-channel between Washington and Moscow, the Post reported.

The Post, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter, said a witness cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller told investigators that the meeting was held so that a representative of Trump's transition team could "meet with an emissary from Moscow to discuss future relations between the countries".

The Post reports that Businessman George Nader told the special counsel that he had helped organize and attended the Seychelles meeting, and testified before a grand jury saying so. But when lawmakers asked him who he met with, he didn't state that Nader was at the meeting.

The two men, he said, spoke for no more than 30 minutes, or about the time it took him to drink a beer. The meeting was a chance encounter not a planned discussion, Prince later described to congressional investigators. He says he was there for business reasons and was not representing the Trump team.

So, in order to give sanctuary and hope to the victims of Robert Mueller's dirt-digging, fishing expedition, and in order to demonstrate that we are with the people who Mueller is gleefully destroying, I'd like for someone with knowledge in these matters to set up a "Go-Fund-Me" account, to be run by the RNC, that can collect money for the good Americans that Mueller is persecuting and distribute it to the most needy of that proud crowd.

Mr. Nader is an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates.

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The special counsel's questions about the Emiratis point to an investigation that has expanded beyond Russian meddling in the 2016 election to broader concerns about foreign influence during the presidential campaign and long after it concluded.

Nader also attended meetings in the White House with Kushner and Bannon.

The Post said Nader has been cooperating with Mueller and has met numerous times with investigators since he was stopped and questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after he arrived at Washington's Dulles International Airport in January.

The UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russian Federation could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran, including in Syria, a Trump administration objective that would be likely to require major concessions to Moscow on USA sanctions, those officials said.

One of Donald Trump's former campaign managers has arrived on Capitol Hill for a closed-door interview with the House Intelligence Committee as part of its Russian Federation investigation.