Axios reported in January that Mueller had talked at least twice with Nader. Sources told CNN the discussions about Nader’s presence at the New York and Seychelles meetings have continued since then.
The New York session occurred in December. After that discussion, Emirati officials helped set up the Seychelles meeting between Dmitriev, the head of the Russian investment fund, and Prince, a prominent Trump donor and founder of the security firm Blackwater.
The meeting’s existence drew the interest of intelligence agencies from the US and the Middle East.
In private testimony before the House Intelligence Committee last year, Prince denied any wrongdoing and strongly denied that anyone on Trump’s team asked him to take the meeting. He said he was invited to Seychelles by someone working for the crown prince and met with a group there for an hour. It was a member of the Emirati entourage, Prince said, who recommended he meet with Dmitriev to discuss business opportunities.
The meeting with Dmitriev, he said, lasted about a half hour after dinner over a beer.
A spokesman for Prince said his client has no comment beyond his testimony