Most Read

(Photos by Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images and Democracy Now!/YouTube)

Erik Prince—founder of the now rebranded Blackwater mercenary company—never held an official adviser role in the Trump campaign or the administration of President Donald Trump. But Prince donated $250,000 to pro-Trump causes during the campaign and also met with members of Trump's national security team during the transition.

Prince is also a person of interest in the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and beyond. A friend of Steve Bannon, Prince reportedly also tried to set up another back channel for Trump administration officials to communicate with Russia—like the communication that led to the Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner in attendance—just days before the inauguration.

Keep reading... Show less