- George Nader plead guilty to a child pornography charge in the United States in 1991. In 2003 he was convicted of 10 cases of sexually abusing minors in Prague.
- According to the Associated Press investigative report, George Nader was one of two individuals close to the President selling access to Trump and lobbying Congress to push pro-Saudi/UAE and anti-Qatar policies in the Middle East.
Broidy and his business partner, Lebanese-American George Nader, pitched themselves to the crown princes as a backchannel to the White House, passing the princes’ praise — and messaging — straight to the president’s ears.
…In return for pushing anti-Qatar policies at the highest levels of America’s government, Broidy and Nader expected huge consulting contracts from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to an Associated Press investigation based on interviews with more than two dozen people and hundreds of pages of leaked emails between the two men. The emails reviewed by the AP included work summaries and contracting documents and proposals.
…Neither Broidy nor Nader registered with the U.S. government under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, a law intended to make lobbyists working for foreign governments disclose their ties and certain political activities. The law requires people to register even if they are not paid but merely directed by foreign interests with political tasks in mind.
Violating the federal law carries a maximum $10,000 fine or up to five years in prison.
3. George Nader is a cooperating witness to Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation and has already testified before a grand jury. Nader is well known as an advisor to the United Arab Emirates, but the New York Times has discovered that he has ties to Russia too. George Nader used his ties to the CEO of a Russian sovereign wealth fund to set up the Seychelles meeting between Trump advisor Erik Prince and Kirill A. Dmitriev to, allegedly, establish a Trump-Putin back channel. Prince had told Congressional investigators and journalists that his meeting with the CEO of the Russia Direct Investment Fund, Dimitriev, was unplanned and that he just happened to run into him. George Nader contests that testimony, Nader says that Prince planned the meeting well in advance. Another interesting tidbit is that the wife of the RDIF CEO that Erik Prince was introduced to by George Nader is close friends with Putin’s younger daughter.
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, is known to have met with Prince shortly before President Trump’s inauguration, and Prince admitted to the meeting while testifying before the House Intelligence Committee late last year.
Six sources cited by the Financial Times say Dmitriev’s wife, Natalia Popova, is close friends with Putin’s younger daughter, Yekaterina Tikhonova, and also serves as the deputy director of her Innopraktika foundation.
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