erik prince

Fact-check: Erik Prince's public claims vs. the Mueller report

Erik Prince, the founder of the controversial private security firm Blackwater, makes a number of appearances in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Noted for his ties to the United Arab Emirates, Prince was a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump during the campaign and spent time around senior officials with the Trump transition team, including former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. Prince is the brother of Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

NYT: Donald Trump Jr. met with Gulf emissary ahead of 2016 election

Three months before the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump Jr. met with a small group of people at Trump Tower in New York, including an emissary for two Arab princes and an Israeli social media specialist, who offered assistance to the Trump campaign, The New York Times reported on Saturday, citing several people with knowledge of the encounters.

Democrats grill Prince about Bannon meeting

In a combative hearing behind closed doors, Democrats pressed Blackwater founder Erik Prince about his meeting with President Donald Trump's then-chief strategist Steve Bannon ahead of Prince's trip to the Seychelles, where he met with a Russian hedge fund manager.

Official: Blackwater proposed private spy network

The founder of the controversial military contracting firm Blackwater, Erik Prince, and his allies lobbied contacts inside the administration to provide the CIA with a private network of intelligence contractors, according to a US official with knowledge of the proposal.