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NBC: Mueller Eyes Kushner Friend

NBC: Mueller Eyes Kushner Friend

By    |   Friday, 01 June 2018 08:26 AM

A close friend of Jared Kushner's is in the crosshairs of the special counsel's office for his potential involvement in meetings that took place in Seychelles in January 2017, NBC News is reporting.

Hedge-fund manager Richard Gerson was in the Indian Ocean island nation at the same time associates of President Donald Trump were also there hobnobbing with foreign officials, including Russians and Emiratis. Gerson also met with Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan and Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, NBC reports.

Gerson and Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, have known each other for more than a decade. Gerson founded Falcon Edge Capital, LP.

The meetings in Seychelles have come under scrutiny by special counsel Robert Mueller because of the connections between UAE officials and Trump associates, including Erik Prince.

Gerson's presence and involvement in Seychelles had not been reported until now, but a spokesman for Gerson said he had nothing to do with the secret meeting Prince had with Russians and Emiratis, arranged by Nader and the epicenter of scrutiny from special counsel, NBC reports.

Mueller's interest in the Prince-Russian meeting is whether its purpose was to set up a secret backchannel between Russia and Trump.

"Mr. Gerson was on vacation in the Seychelles prior to the meeting you reference. He knew nothing about the meeting, had left before the meeting was reported to have taken place, and has never met or communicated with Erik Prince," the spokesman told NBC.

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A close friend of Jared Kushner's is in the crosshairs of the special counsel's office for his potential involvement in meetings that took place in Seychelles in January 2017, NBC News is reporting.
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