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Erik Prince acknowledges attending 2016 Trump Tower meeting 'to talk about Iran policy'

Erik Prince, the former head of Blackwater and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Elizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosPublic education advocate says charter schools aren't held to same standard as public schools Public school advocate says DeVos's The choice of the trump probe MORE has acknowledged that he was present at a key 201 6 Trump Tower meeting. In an interview on Al Jazeera's "Head to Head" "That aired Friday, Prince said he was present at an Aug. 3, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower to "talk about Iran policy." The New York Times reported last year that Prince organized a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that included Donald Trump Jr. and Lebanese-American businessman George Nader. During that meeting, Nader reportedly said the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia wanted to aid Trump in his bid for the White House. Prince previously testified under the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 30, 2017, at the time that he had "no official" or "really unofficial role" in the Trump campaign and his only involvement in helping was attending fundraisers and placing yard signs. "Head to Head" host Mehdi Hasan Pressed Prince on his meeting at the meeting was apparently not part of his testimony to lawmakers, to which Prince suggested, "they got the transcript wrong," prompting laughter from the audience. Prince later added, "not all of discussion that day was transcribed." The video is just jaw dropping pic.twitter.com/xRmxo1arwf – Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) March 8, 2019 A spokesperson for the House Intelligence Committee chair did…

Erik Prince, the former head of Blackwater and brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Elizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosPublic education advocate says charter schools aren’t held to same standard as public schools Public school advocate says DeVos’s The choice of the trump probe MORE has acknowledged that he was present at a key 201

6 Trump Tower meeting.

In an interview on Al Jazeera’s “Head to Head” “That aired Friday, Prince said he was present at an Aug. 3, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower to “talk about Iran policy.”

The New York Times reported last year that Prince organized a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that included Donald Trump Jr. and Lebanese-American businessman George Nader. During that meeting, Nader reportedly said the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia wanted to aid Trump in his bid for the White House.

Prince previously testified under the House Intelligence Committee on Nov. 30, 2017, at the time that he had “no official” or “really unofficial role” in the Trump campaign and his only involvement in helping was attending fundraisers and placing yard signs.

“Head to Head” host Mehdi Hasan Pressed Prince on his meeting at the meeting was apparently not part of his testimony to lawmakers, to which Prince suggested, “they got the transcript wrong,” prompting laughter from the audience.

Prince later added, “not all of discussion that day was transcribed.”

A spokesperson for the House Intelligence Committee chair did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.

Prince’s latest comments come as he and Nader have been asked to cooperate in the House Judiciary’s expansive probation for possible abuse of power, obstruction of justice and corruption by Trump and his allies

Prince said last year that he has been cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE ‘s team, which is investigative possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Mueller’s team has reportedly tried several meetings in Seychelles during the period Prince with with a Russian banker there.

Prince has acknowledged that he has traveled to the Seychelles and that he has with a Russian government official while there, but has been acting on behalf of the Trump administration.

Updated at 8:23 pm

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