Bob Mueller’s Team Busted Trump Probe Witness George Nader With Child Porn: Prosecutors

Bob Mueller’s Team Busted Trump Probe Witness George Nader With Child Porn: Prosecutors

George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Bob Mueller’s investigation, was arrested on child pornography charges in New York Monday, CNN reports.

Nader was arrested at JFK Airport and charged with "transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct."

He pleaded guilty to the same charge in 1991. He faces between 15 and 40 years in prison if convicted at trial.

Investigators seized his electronic devices on the same day that Mueller’s team detained Nader at an airport to be questioned in the Trump-Russia probe. Prosecutors kept the indictment secret until they could arrest him. Nader was arrested while flying to see a doctor weeks after his attorney said he had open-heart surgery.

According to the FBI, investigators found a dozen graphic pornographic videos of young boys on one of his phones.

Nader a key figure in Trump transition:

Nader was cited extensively in Mueller’s report and testified multiple times before a grand jury.

Nader, a longtime adviser to the head of the United Arab Emirates, was key in setting up a meeting between Erik Prince, an informal adviser to Trump and the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and a Russian oligarch to discuss a secret Trump-Russia backchannel during the transition period while President Obama was still in office, according to Mueller’s report.

Nader was also involved in attempted collusion that was not mentioned in the Mueller report.

Nader and Prince also attended an August 2016 Trump Tower meeting at which Nader told Donald Trump Jr. that the UAE and Saudi Arabia were eager to help Trump win the election, The New York Times reported.

Nader met with UAE and Saudi officials to develop a strategy to work with the Trump campaign, The Daily Beast reported.

It’s unclear what, if anything, came from those discussions.

"It is unclear whether such a proposal was executed, and the details of who commissioned it remain in dispute. But Donald Trump Jr. responded approvingly, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting, and after those initial offers of help, Mr. Nader was quickly embraced as a close ally by Trump campaign advisers — meeting frequently with Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, and Michael T. Flynn, who became the president’s first national security adviser," The Times reported. "At the time, Mr. Nader was also promoting a secret plan to use private contractors to destabilize Iran, the regional nemesis of Saudi Arabia and the Emirates."

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