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George Nader indicted on child porn charges and traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity

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• Trump-linked businessman testified in Mueller probe • Search of 3 iPhones seized from George Nader in 2018 via search warrant turned up child pornography, say feds “Jailed Mueller witness George Nader showed up briefly in court this AM to hear he faces an indictment on child-porn and related charges,” writes Politico's excellent courts and law reporter Josh Gerstein, whom you should follow. “Defense suggests feds have never filed charges in a case like his.” One of Nader's defense lawyers was trying to convince the judge to reconsider earlier orders to detain Nader pending trial (just like Jeffrey Epstein!). “This is not a typical child pornography case,” the attorney said to the judge. A quote for the ages. Nader is a wealthy Lebanese-American businessman and Middle East expert was a witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation, and has been indicted on charges of importing child pornography and traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity. From the Politico story: George Nader, 60, made a brief appearance Friday morning in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to be arraigned on the new indictment, which was returned July 3 and unsealed Friday. Nader was involved in various meetings and discussions related to the Trump presidential transition that drew the attention of Mueller investigators, including a meeting that Erik Prince, the founder of private military contractor Blackwater, held with a Russian ally of President Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles in January 2017. When Nader flew into Dulles Airport outside Washington in January 2018, he was questioned by agents working for Mueller. Read the rest

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