Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly investigating a consulting firm linked to a George Nader, an associate of Jared Kushner's who serves as a senior adviser to an Arab prince.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday night that Mueller is probing Wikistrat, an Israeli-founded consulting firm that "bills itself as a crowdsourced consulting firm that draws on a large network of experts to help analyze geopolitical problems on behalf of corporate clients and governments."
Joel Zamel, now based in Washington, D.C., was asked questions about Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who works as a top adviser to United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed and was regularly seen at the White House in the first few months of the Trump administration.
"Wikistrat was contracted by the U.A.E. beginning in 2015 to conduct war game scenarios on Islamist political movements in Yemen," the Journal's report noted.
Earlier this month, the New York Times reported that Nader, suspected to be Kushner's "Middle East policy point man," was cooperating with Mueller over his participation in a meeting between Trump campaign adviser and Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Kremlin-linked banker on the Seychelles island in January 2017. Though Prince has denied the meeting was anything more than coincidental, the Times report claimed Mueller is looking into whether Nader was there to help "funnel" money from Russia to Trump through the U.A.E.
Shortly after Nader's cooperation with Mueller was revealed, The Atlantic reported on a decades-old scandal involving the businessman being sent pornographic images of children in the mail. The case was eventually thrown out due to issues with the warrant used to search Nader's mail, and the Atlantic's report suggested the Secret Service and FBI were likely aware of the charges.