The newspaper "The Washington Post" revealed that the United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting between the representatives of Trump and Russia.
According to the newspaper Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January / last January, between the founder of Blackwater's Erik Prince and the close of President Vladimir Putin, a Russian official, as part of its efforts to establish a rear line of communication between Moscow and US President Donald Trump.
He said Arab and European officials: The meeting was held in the period 9-11 of January in the Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean, about nine days after the inauguration of Trump, president of the United States before.
The newspaper revealed that although the agenda is not clear dramatically, but the United Arab Emirates agreed to mediate in the meeting; to explore the viability of Russia to abandon its alliance with Iran, particularly with regard to the Syrian issue and intervention there, which is the goal of Trump's management, which is likely to ask Moscow interview waive sanctions.
The paper explains that although Prince did not have a formal role in the Trump campaign or the transition team, but he presented himself as an unofficial envoy for Trump to a high-level UAE delegation who attended the meeting.
The paper reveals that the Prince was one of the most important supporters of Trump. The newspaper said that according to records, the Prince contributed after the great Republican convention to nominate one of its members for the presidency of $ 250 thousand dollars for each of the Trump and the Republican Party and the People's Congress Party campaign.
The paper also pointed out that he had relationships with people in the inner circle of Trump, including Stephen K. Bannon, who now serves as President Donald Trump and assistant chief strategist, as the Prince's sister, Betsy DeVos, serves as Minister of Education in the Trump management, as well as watching it in New York, Trump's office in December / December.
US officials said the FBI looks at the Seychelles meeting as part of a broad investigation into the Russian intervention in the US elections in 2016, the alleged colleague between Putin and Trump and communications.