A Mueller probe witness tied to the Trump transition was now faces child pornography charges

A Mueller probe witness tied to the Trump transition was now faces child pornography charges
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George Nader, a Lebanese American businessman who became a major witness in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, is facing child pornography charges unsealed by a Virginia court, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Nader has previously faced related charges.

He served as an intermediary between Trump associates, Middle Eastern leaders, and Russia during the administration's transition period in 2017.

Most notably, he was present at a mysterious meeting with Blackwater founder and Trump ally Erik Prince in Seychelles, which was also attended by an official tied to the Russian government. It's not clear exactly what the nature of the meeting was, though many of Prince's public remarks about the encounter appear to be false. Mueller scrutinized the meeting as a part of his investigation and interviewed Nader about it, but he was unable to satisfactorily answer all outstanding questions about the event.

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that Nader has been charged with child pornography crimes. It initially reported incorrectly that he had been indicted. 

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