After a whirlwind media tour on Monday, a former Trump campaign staffer named Sam Nunberg is backing down from an antagonistic vow that he would defy special counsel Robert Mueller's subpoena for his email records in the investigation of the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential election.
In January, the Times reported that Trump ordered Mueller to be fired past year, but was stopped after McGahn threatened to resign rather than carry out Trump's order.
Department of Justice Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating if there were any links between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and if there was any effort by the White House to obstruct justice.
Nader's cooperation is part of an apparent expansion of Mueller's investigation.
UAE officials believed Prince was speaking for the Trump transition team, while Kirill Dmitriev, a Moscow fund manager, represented Putin.
"Do you think that [Robert Mueller's investigators] have something on the president?" asked Tur.
The second meeting took place in the Seychelles days before Trump's inauguration. "And there is nobody who hates him more than me". During the congressional interview, which became testy at times as Democratic lawmakers pressed him to be more specific in his answers, Prince repeatedly complained that he had reason to believe US intelligence agencies were leaking information about his activities.
Nader was present at a meeting between Emirati officials and Trump associates in NY in December 2016 and in the Seychelles islands in January 2017.
Still, Nunberg maintained that the document request laid out in the subpoena was "extremely time consuming" and said he had no regrets about his very public defiance.
The Seychelles meeting has been the focus of much speculation. Her family played a large role in former White House advisor Steve Bannon becoming head of the Trump campaign in August 2016.
Nader could not be reached for comment, and his lawyer declined to comment. That changed Monday, when he declared across several news outlets that he would not be handing over email correspondence with Trump associates to the special counsel.
The UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russian Federation could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran, including in Syria, a Trump administration objective that would be likely to require major concessions to Moscow on USA sanctions, those officials said. President Donald Trump, according to Nunberg, was at turns too dumb for Russian President Vladimir Putin to want to collude with and too idiotic to keep himself out of trouble, yet smart enough not to ask women to "come up to his room", a reference to Putin's alleged offer to send women to Trump's hotel room in 2013.