Mueller's cooperating witness George Nader revealed as key link between Jared Kushner and Russia: report
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (left, via Al Jazeera) and businessman George Nader (right, via screengrab).

Special counsel Robert Mueller has a cooperating witness who could provide a key link between the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign and Russia, The New York Times reported Wednesday.

George Nader is connected to both the Persian Gulf states and Russia; to Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon.

Nader has frequently traveled to Russia and had his picture taken with Vladimir Putin, The Times reported. And it was Nader who set up the secret Seychelles island meeting between Russian oligarch Kirill Dmitriev and Eric Prince, the Blackwater founder and Trump confidante who is also the brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Also at issue is a 2017 meeting at offices of hedge fund manager Richard Gerson of Falcon Edge Capital, attended by Kushner, Bannon and Nader.