Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) officially referred Erik Prince for criminal prosecution for six documented lies to the House Intelligence Committee during his testimony.
After laying out six different false statements that Prince made to the Intelligence Committee, Chairman Schiff wrote to Attorney General Barr:
The aforementioned false statements were material to the Committee’s investigation. They impaired the Committee’s understanding of Russia’s attempts to contact and influence the incoming Trump Administration, concealed Mr. Nader’s role as an intermediary, and stymied the Committee’s ability to request relevant documents and testimony from Mr. Prince, Mr. Nader, Mr. Bannon, and other individuals who may have information about the Seychelles meeting(s), among other matters of interest to the Committee. As a result, Mr. Prince’s false statements hindered the Committee’s ability to fully understand and examine foreign efforts to undermine our political process and national security, develop appropriate legislative and policy remedies to counter future malign influence operations targeting campaigns and presidential transitions, and inform the American public, as appropriate.
We therefore refer this matter to you and request that you investigate whether there is sufficient admissible evidence to prove that Mr. Prince made materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements and representations to Congress, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001(a) and (c).
Read the full letter and Prince’s false statements to the House Intelligence Committee:20190430_cmn_letter_to_ag_re_prince
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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