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Blackwater's Erik Prince under scrutiny for China ties

Erik Prince walks down stairs in Capitol Hill.
Erik Prince. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Erik Prince — a former Navy SEAL who created the security firm Blackwater, which played a controversial role in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — is back in the spotlight for his new position as chairman of a Hong Kong-based company called Frontier Services Group, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: According to the Post, there's a concern that Prince, who is of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller and has ties to the Trump administration, is "advancing the strategic agenda of the United States' largest rival."