Convicted Pedophile Pleads Guilty to Funneling Foreign Cash to Hillary’s Campaign
George Nader was key witness in Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe,
Convicted pedophile and key witness in Robert Mueller’s Russia Probe, George Nader, has pleaded guilty to funneling millions of dollars in illegal foreign contributions to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign.
Last year, Nader was sentenced to 10 years in prison for charges relating to child pornography.
Nader was also charged for traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual acts.
The Clinton operative was accused of transporting a 14-year-old European boy to the United States for sex in the year 2000.
Robert Mueller previously investigated whether Nader was influencing U.S. policy, and he was interviewed by the Special Counsel’s team twice.
Nader had reportedly helped arrange a January 2017 meeting in Seychelles between Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian official.
Nader was also involved in illegal campaign contributions to the Hillary campaign in 2016 and faced separate criminal charges related to this scheme.
He also pleaded guilty to one count related to his involvement in funneling millions from the UAE to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
The DOJ requested Nader’s 60-month sentence run consecutively with his child sex crime sentence.
As the Intercept reported:
Federal prosecutors disclosed in a December sentencing memo that Nader had agreed months earlier to plead guilty to a single count of felony conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government by funneling millions in donations to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and concealing the funds foreign origin. Nader’s plea has not been previously reported.
Nader conspired to hide the funds “out of a desire to lobby on behalf and advance the interests of his client, the government of the United Arab Emirates,” according to the prosecutors’ sentencing memo. Nader received the money for the illegal donations from the UAE government, the memo said. The filing marks the first time that the U.S. government has explicitly accused the UAE, a close ally, of illegally seeking to buy access to candidates during a presidential election.
Nader’s guilty plea opens a new window into the efforts of the United Arab Emirates and its de facto ruler, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, known as MBZ, to influence the outcome of the 2016 election and shape subsequent U.S. policy in the Gulf. The government’s memo notes that Nader and Los Angeles businessperson Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja also sought to cultivate “key figures” in the Trump campaign and that Khawaja donated $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee. It is unclear
As Neon Nettle reported in 2019:
60-year-old Nader was accused of trafficking a dozen images of bestiality and child pornography, according to federal prosecutors.
Nader reportedly has ties to former aides to President Trump and has served as an adviser to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In a tweet, Federalist co-founder Sean Davis noted Nader was “a top Mueller source during the anti-Trump Russia probe — a pedophile and child porn trafficker whom Mueller refused to arrest.”
Law&Crime documented the allegations:
Nader was arrested in New York City back in June for allegedly “transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
” The charges stemmed from evidence the FBI found when agents seized three of Nader’s iPhones on an unrelated matter in January 2018, according to court documents.
The FBI allegedly found dozens of pornographic videos of boys on one of Nader’s phones, as well as images depicting bestiality. Nader previously pleaded guilty to one count of transporting child pornography in 1991.
Investigators found him at Dulles International Airport in January 2018 to talk to him about his work on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign; they seized Nader’s electronic devices.
They said he allegedly possessed 12 videos showing minors in sex acts.
They have gone on to say that videos depicted children as young as 3, and that some of the footage was sent from his phone to others.