The Washington Post reports:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that his panel would make a criminal referral to the Justice Department regarding potential false testimony by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of the private military contractor Blackwater and an ally of President Trump.
“The evidence is so weighty that the Justice Department needs to consider this,” Schiff said during a Washington Post Live event.
Among other things, Schiff pointed to a meeting that took place nine days before Trump took office between Prince and a Russian financier close to Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles islands.
Adam Schiff: “There is very strong evidence that [Erik Prince] willingly misled the committee and made false statements to the committee and later today we’ll be making a criminal referral to the Justice Department.” pic.twitter.com/FbZptiUodM
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 30, 2019