Yes, if you read that headline carefully you picked up on a key word: “new”.
When you’re talking about child sex trafficking charges and child porno charges, you really don’t ever want ONE charge or ONE indictment.
And it’s real bad when you get a “new” superseding one!
But that’s what happened to key Mueller witness George Nader today!
Take a look:
CNBC explains more about the new charges and Nader's tie to Mueller:
George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, has been charged in a new federal indictment with transporting a 14-year-old boy for sex two decades ago, child pornography and carrying obscene materials into the United States.
The new charges against Nader, a 60-year-old Middle East power broker, were revealed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Nader — who has been an advisor to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates — already was being held in jail without bail after his arrest at a New York City airport in early June on a charge of transporting child pornography.
The charge used to arrest Nader at that time was based on an allegation his iPhone contained images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct when he flew into Washington Dulles International Airport in January 2018.
That same allegation is contained in the new indictment charging him with transportation of visual depictions of minors, as well as another count accusing him of importation or transportation of obscene materials.
The third count accuses Nader of knowingly transporting a 14-year-old boy from Europe to Washington Dulles Airport in February 2000 and then allegedly engaging in sexual acts with that child after taking him to Nader’s home in Washington.
The boy was from the Czech Republic, a prosecutor reportedly said at Nader’s arraignment on Friday.
The Washington Post reported Friday that in 2003 “Nader was convicted in the Czech Republic of what his attorney Christopher Clark described in court as ‘contributing to the moral corruption of society’ after ‘having a relationship with two young men two years under the age of consent.’ ”
The Associated Press said he was sentenced to one year in prison in that earlier case.
Nader pleaded not guilty to the charges during his arraignement in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, where a judge refused to grant him bail, noting, “the nature of the charges and [his] extensive overseas connections,” The Post reported.
A dual citizen of Lebanon and the United States, Nader is scheduled to go on trial on Sept. 30
And more from the Washington Examiner:
George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, has been indicted on a sex-trafficking charge.
The indictment, filed July 3 and unsealed Friday, alleges Nader imported child pornography and engaged "in sexual acts” with a teenage boy he flew to the U.S. from Europe in 2000.
Nader, 60, pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. A trial date has been set for Sept. 30.
The Lebanese American businessman acted as a connection between President Trump’s circle and Russian and Middle East officials in 2016 and 2017.
Nader helped set up a January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles between Trump associate and Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian official with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Nader was subpoenaed in January 2018 in Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He reportedly testified to a grand jury about his interactions with Trump supporters.
He was arrested in June and accused of being in possession of a cellphone containing child pornography when he arrived at the Washington-Dulles International Airport on Jan. 17, 2018, from Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Please limit one per person! 💥