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Rep. Adam Schiff Wants To Speak With Seychelles Meeting Attendees

That's after reports came out with information conflicting Erik Prince's testimony.
Posted at 9:03 PM, Mar 08, 2018

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff says he wants to speak with two attendees of a January 2017 meeting involving a Russian official in the Seychelles. 

He would like to speak with former Trump adviser Erik Prince, who may have lied under oath about the meeting. The gathering at Seychelles is reportedly being looked at by special counsel Robert Mueller in relation to the Russia investigation. 

Schiff also wants to speak with George Nader, who was reportedly also in attendance. Nader is an adviser to the United Arab Emirates with ties to the Trump administration. He reportedly told Mueller the meeting was an attempt to set up a line of communication between the Trump team and Russia. Several outlets citing anonymous sources are also reporting that was the aim of the meeting. 

Prince denied those claims in his testimony last year. But when reportedly asked who he met with, he didn't mention Nader, leading Schiff to wonder who's telling the truth. 

Schiff said: "I don't know whether the public reports of what Nader is saying are accurate, but if they are, there's clearly a significant discrepancy between that version and what we heard in Erik Prince's testimony. ... Which is accurate? I don't know, and we should find out. But clearly both can't be true."

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.