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1/ Russia wanted Trump to drop sanctions so it could partner on nuclear reactors with Saudi Arabia (and UAE). Trump aides/allies worked on eliminating Russian sanctions and cutting energy deals in the Middle East.
2/ #TrumpUAEScandal Trump proxies continue to pursue this illegal alliance:
3/ This is where Mueller strikes gold. #TrumpUAEGate
4/ The quid pro quo is in the Saudi Arms deal negotiated by Kushner. #TrumpUAEScandal
5/ Erik Prince, Kushner, Trump, Nader, Flynn — they are all going down on the #TrumpUAEScandal train.
6/ Blackwater Security founder Erik Prince told US House lawmakers conducting the Russia probe that he discussed “US trade policy” with Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian government’s investment fund.
7/ Prince, chairman of the Hong-Kong-based Frontier Services Group, said he knew Dmitriev was a Russian fund manager, but “didn’t realise that the Russian government controlled it and that it had been sanctioned by the US since 2015 due to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.” 🙄
8/ Prince met with Trump's then-chief strategist Steve Bannon ahead of his trip to the Seychelles, where he met with the Russian hedge fund manager. cnn.com/2017/12/06/pol…
9/ At the same time he was meeting with the Russian FSB/fund manager, Prince was proposing a private spy network for the Trump Administration. fox2now.com/2017/12/05/us-…
10/ War profiteer Erik Prince resents the USIC: abcnews.go.com/US/blackwater-…
11/ Of course, Erik Prince wants to work with the Russians, to run his mercenary war business: democracynow.org/2017/8/9/at_ur…
13/ Fun fact: Prince interned for Rohrabacher in the 1990’s. Is this when Prince was turned into a Kremlin asset? weny.com/story/37678066…
14/ Steve Bannon wants Erik Prince to run for US Senate: independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
15/ I am sorry, but unless I am missing something, Erik Prince’s business is pure mercenary business, and NOT aluminum business. 🙄
15/ The evidence only says Prince told investigators he discussed Bauxite mining, not Prince HIMSELF was in the aluminum business. Again, I could be missing something. But to suggest tariffs had anything to do with Prince is overreaching, in my opinion. independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…
16/ The transcript of Prince’s testimony says he founded a consulting company which did business PRIOR TO 2011 looking for energy and mineral opportunities, NOT after that time. docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG…
17/ Prince says he discussed the price of bauxite in the meeting, but NOWHERE says he deals in bauxite, or is in the aluminum business.
18/ My point being, we have enough ammunition to use here. We need not lessen our case by throwing in unsubstantiated facts or by drawing false conclusions. It harms our otherwise solid position.
19/ Prince testified that he deals in Bauxite, but never dealt with Deripaska’s business, and again testified that his business interests in Seychelles pre-dates 2012 AND that he has no business partnerships with any Russian nationals.
20/ But here is what IS interesting about Prince’s testimony—he was being solicited by the sanctioned Russian company Renaissance Capital’s CEO, Christopher Charlier. This is significant. Prince freely admits he was open to accepting Renaissance as a partner.
21/ So there is ambiguous, conflicting testimony from Prince about bauxite—which even if true—in no way connects Trump’s aluminum tariff’s to Prince, but UNAMBIGUOUS, non-conflicting testimony that Prince wanted to partner with the sanctioned Renaissance Capital.
22/ What Prince DOES do, business-wise, is survey for oil and gas. We now know that Charlier (the Kremlin/FSB) reached out to Prince in November 2016, after Trump won, after Prince’s sister was appointed—Prince was SOLICITED with investment prospect by the Kremlin via Charlier.
23/ I find these admissions by Prince to be astounding admissions against his penal and pecuniary interests. If it can be proved that Prince was enriched (directly or indirectly), an entire house of cards tumbles.
24/ It is most curious that the unclassified portion of Prince’s transcript sheds no further light on whether he was enriched by Renaissance Capital or its surrogates. I anticipate that this is Mueller’s lynchpin against Erik Prince.
25/ Keep in mind: Charlier is not a “Russian national”, though his office is in Moscow, and he works for the Kremlin/FSB Renaissance Capital. 🤨🤨
26/ Info on Renaissance Capital:
27/ Info on Ahkmetov, Renaissance’s primary shareholder:
28/ Isn’t this precious:
29/ Manafort worked for Ahkmetov in 2004:
30/ Ahkmetov is a real Trump sugar daddy:
31/ Back to Erik Prince. Is it not odd that the UAE delegation which met Prince in Seychelles knew all about the Russian banker, and introduced “I don’t remember” Prince to the banker?
32/ Consistent with the Kremlin’s grooming of other Americans (including Trump), it appears that the Kremlin grooming of Erik Prince began in 2012-2013, after Putin won the 2012 election.
33/ Prince claims he was interested in Charlier/Renaissance for Prince’s “sale of an upstream exploration business.” Seriously. Prince was willing to cash out to a sanctioned Russian bank on very dubious terms.
34/ Erik Prince is a certifiable nutbag. He claims he told the Russian banker in Seychilles that the US could work together to defeat “Islamic fascism”, yet his Seychilles meeting was arranged and attended by Islamic parties from UAE. 🙄
35/ The Committee questions to Prince regarding his 2016 visits to Italy and London are fascinating 🤔🤔🤔
36/ Prince blabbed about NYPD leaking the Weiner emails days before the election, yet refused to answer the Committee’s legitimate questions about that matter. #LockHimUp
37/ Another valuable nugget from the Prince transcript is that on January 16, 2017, Anthony Scaramucci ALSO met with the SAME RUSSIAN BANKER with whom Prince met. 💥
38/ Erik Prince was being courted by 2 sanctioned Russian companies (Renaissance & Glencore) when he met w a Russian banker from another sanctioned Russian bank in Seychelles, at a meeting arranged & attended by UAE. NOTHING Prince says about that meeting makes an ounce of sense.
39/ Schiff wants to recall Erik Prince as a witness, in light of the Nader development: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
40/ (2014) This is what Prince is doing in Africa. The buaxite nonsense is a front. He is an economic and military mercenary. scmp.com/business/compa…
41/ I have lots more to say about Erik Prince 🤓. Prince whined about SIGINT abuses, but could provide no proof of that. He also, curiously, had no opinion about Russian interference, and did not deny it. Schiff had a great time poking him about a Hong Kong email address he uses.
42/ Prince met with Putin-Nunes before his House Committee testimony. Prince also confirms that Bannon met with Mohammed bin Zayed (UAE) at Trump Tower after the election, before the inauguration.
43/ Prince met with Flynn and with Bannon during the transition period. Schiff REALLY hammers Prince about how the Seychelles meeting came about. “I was invited there to come talk about some business in the future.”
44/ Schiff got Prince to lie under oath on page 22, when Prince stated he did not receive a letter inviting him, but received a phone call. Prince forgot whether that invite was made as a follow-up after Bannon’s December 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Zayed.
45/ Prince says he spent an hour shooting the breeze with Zayed and his brothers about nothing. Then Prince admits on page 33 that he did, in fact, receive a written invitation with instructions from UAE. 💥
46/ Prince goes on to whine some more about his “unmasking” in the WaPo, with ZERO evidence. Schiff calls him “Mr. Prince” a few times (Major LOLZ!). Note the reference to European intel as a possible WaPo source 👍🏼
47/ Himes then gives Prince ANOTHER opportunity to prove unlawful masking. Nothing. Nadda. Zero. Zippo.
47/ Speier pokes Prince about Hong Kong email & gets admission Prince failed to produce all documents requested by committee.👍🏼Schiff’s reference to a “transcript” is of the Seychelles meeting (!), not of the WaPo report. Schiff is playing w Prince. UAE RECORDED THE MEETING💥
48/ Or, I should say: the meeting was recorded. Also, Prince’s subsequent discussions about that Seychelles meeting are recorded. 😂😂😂😂😂 Enter: Nader 🤣🤣🤣
48/ “Zayed brought with him Hamad al Mazroie, the de facto head of the United Arab Emirates intelligence service. He also brought Mohammed Dahlan, a bin Zayed adviser who is fluent in Russian and is seen as a conduit from the UAE to Putin's Kremlin” dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5…
49/ “The identities of the two newly-named meeting attendees were confirmed by a source close to bin Zayed & a Kuwaiti lawmaker w access to intelligence on UAE. The source close to bin Zayed said: 'Hamad supervises all these things. Those guys supervise major secret operations.'”
50/ Recall, Prince testified under oath that he met with Zayed and “his brothers”. We know Prince is lying because since 2011, he has had a close relationship w Zayed and his brothers, to wit:
51/ In 2010, Prince was hired by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi to put together a battalion of foreign troops for UAE, a violation of US law. (Blackwater, which renamed itself Xe Services, paid $42m in fines in 2010 for training foreign troops in Jordan and other countries).
52/ Prince’s company, Reflex Responses, obtained a multimillion-dollar contract to protect a string of planned nuclear power plants and to provide cybersecurity. (This is the tie to Flynn’s nuclear power deal).
53/ (2011): “He hopes to earn billions more, by assembling additional battalions of Latin American troops for the Emiratis and opening a giant complex where his company can train troops for other governments.”
54/ “The company, often called R2, was licensed last March with 51 percent local ownership, a typical arrangement in the Emirates. It received about $21 million in start-up capital from the U.A.E.”
55/ “Prince made the deal with Sheik Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi and the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates. The two men had known each other for several years, and it was the prince’s idea to build a foreign commando force for his country.”
56/ “While the documents — including contracts, budget sheets and blueprints — obtained by The Times do not mention Mr. Prince, the former employees said he negotiated the U.A.E. deal.” nytimes.com/2011/05/15/wor…
57/ This is a good summary of #TrumpUAEScandal
58/ Prosecuting witnesses who misled the House Intel Committee is being explored: motherjones.com/politics/2018/…
59/ #UAEGate
60/ Holy Mother of God 😳
61/ Recall above in this thread, where I noted that Schiff was aggressive with Prince about his use of a Hong Kong email. @WendySiegelman has confirmed that these new business appointees to Prince’s Frontier company are situated in Hong Kong
62/ Correction: Chun Shun Ko is situated in Hong Kong.
63/ Placing my Cambridge Analytica thread here now:

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