Oh My: Key Witness For Robert Mueller's Trump Witch-Hunt Had Child Porn Issues Dating Back To 1980s

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Posted: Jun 04, 2019 6:35 PM
Oh My: Key Witness For Robert Mueller's Trump Witch-Hunt Had Child Porn Issues Dating Back To 1980s

Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Oh, there was something I forgot to mention about the whole circus centering on Special Consul Robert Mueller’s key witness being slapped with child pornography charges. It’s happened before. This wasn’t some 'out of the blue' incident. George Nader was caught before in the 1980s peddling child pornography but got a reduced sentence because…he said he played a key role in national security matters. Still, even that wasn’t Nader’s only dabbling with child pornography. This sordid tale is quite active in the 1980s (via WaPo):

Nader was convicted 28 years ago of transporting child pornography, a case in which he received a reduced sentence after influential figures argued privately to the court that he was playing a valuable role in national security affairs — trying to free U.S. hostages then held in Lebanon.

Born in Lebanon, Nader came to the United States as a teen and later founded Middle East Insight, a magazine dedicated to coverage of the region — a role that led him to travel frequently and interview world leaders and top U.S. politicians.

In the 1980s, he developed a reputation as a back-channel negotiator with access to top officials in Israel, Syria and Iran, as well as leaders of the Hezbollah movement, according to people familiar with his work. In the past few years, he has worked as an adviser to senior officials in the UAE.

Amid his international work, Nader had repeatedly been investigated by law enforcement officials, according to court filings.

In 1985, he was indicted by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., on two counts of mailing and importing child pornography. Court documents show those charges were dismissed before trial after Nader’s lawyers successfully argued that authorities had illegally seized evidence in the case. Records show that Nader became a U.S. citizen while awaiting trial in the case.

During two instances in 1988, Nader received sexually explicit material, featuring underage boys, sent to him via a post office box in Cleveland, according to court filings. He was not charged, although his home was searched, and prosecutors say child pornography was found in his toilet.

In the 1991 case, Nader pleaded guilty to one count of transporting child pornography and served about six months in federal custody in a facility on work release, court records show.

Nader had powerful supporters who appealed to the court on his behalf, arguing that he was engaged in high-stakes negotiations to assist the U.S. government in freeing hostages in Lebanon.

Yeah, these are quite glaring omissions. Some might argue are quite serious. It should be everyone, but obviously, Nader’s pals got him off from being held fully accountable for these actions. The Federalist’s co-founder, Sean Davis, who has been very active picking apart this whole Russia investigation, also noted that a top Obama lawyer once has Nader as a client. From Mueller’s exiting remarks, which stoked another Trump-Russia brushfire, the man all but said to House Democrats that they should start impeachment proceedings, despite any solid evidence to prove anything that would be considered impeachable. The Russian collusion allegation was been thoroughly debunked. Trump is exonerated on that, though Mueller twisted the words of his own report to insinuate that this was up for interpretation. It’s not hard to argue that Mueller and his team of hardcore Democrats tried to prove collusion, but couldn’t…because it didn’t happen. Frustrated after two years, along with millions of dollars wasted, I could see how you would just ignore these rather serious charges in order to try an ensnare Trump on a liberal media myth. Then again, if that was the case, chalk this up as another example where this whole investigation was exposed as a circus act.