George Nader, Key Cooperating Witness in Mueller Probe, Is Charged with Transporting Child Pornography and Sex Trafficking

George Nader, Youtube
image_pdfimage_print
George Nader, a representative of the United Arab Emirates who brokered a meeting in 2017 between Blackwater founder, Erik Prince, and a Russian official to establish a line of communication with Moscow, was a key cooperator to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, which failed to produce proof of collusion with Russia. George Nader has now been indicted on multiple charges of importing child pornography into the US in 2018, and another charge of traveling with a minor boy to engage in illegal sexual activity in 2000. FBI agents found dozens of child-porn videos on Nader’s phones, with some depicting children as young as 3 years old.

George Nader, who was a key witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, was hit with new federal charges of sex trafficking for allegedly “engaging in sexual acts” with a 14-year-old boy he transported from Europe. 

An indictment unsealed Friday morning in Eastern District of Virginia also charges Nader with counts of child pornography and obscenity. The charges come on top of separate child-porn charges leveled by the same prosecutors last month. 

Nader pleaded not guilty to all charges during a court appearance Friday.

Nader, a 60-year-old Lebanese-American businessman with deep political and financial ties to the United Arab Emirates, was a key cooperator in Mueller’s probe of foreign influence in the 2016 election. Nader met several times with individuals associated with the Trump campaign throughout the election and into the early days of the administration. He spoke with officials and advisers on matters ranging from a pitch by a foreign firm for the campaign to use social-media manipulation to regime-change in Iran. (He met with Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign advisors about the plan, which included a proposal to use fake avatars to garner support for Trump, but Trump officials deny they ever considered it.)

He also helped broker a key meeting between Erik Prince, the former Blackwater CEO, and Kirill Dmitriev, the head of one of Russia’s sovereign wealth funds, in the Seychelles in January 2017. That meeting came under intense scrutiny by Mueller’s team and was described in its report as one of the ways the Russians tried to influence the incoming Trump administration.

Federal prosecutors in Virginia argued last month in court that Nader should be held in jail before trial, based in part on his prior criminal history. That history includes a 2003 conviction in the Czech Republic on charges of abusing minors, including a charge of transporting of a minor boy to the U.S. for sexual purposes. Federal prosecutors said Nader has had “hands-on contact with more than a dozen minor boys.” Nader’s lawyers called the U.S. government’s argument weak because he was later acquitted of the Czech sex-trafficking charge. 

Read full article here…

Additional source:

https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2019/07/19/george-nader-mueller-probe-child-pornography-1422642

Related Post

Visit our Classified ads.

Check out our Classified ads at the bottom of this page.

Recent stories & commentary

Classifieds

For classified advertising rates and terms, click here. The appearance of ads on this site does not signify endorsement by the publisher. We do not attempt to verify the accuracy of statements made therein or vouch for the integrity of advertisers. However, we will investigate complaints from readers and remove any message we find to be misleading or that promotes anything fraudulent, illegal, or unethical.

1
Leave a Reply

avatar
1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
0 Comment authors
Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
trackback
George Nader, Key Cooperating Witness in Mueller Probe, Is Charged with Transporting Child Pornography and Sex Trafficking | WeAreChangeTV.US

[…] 21, 2019 The Daily Beast No Comments This post was originally published on this […]