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Trump campaign associate faces new child sex trafficking charges: report

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George Nader, a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, will reportedly face new federal charges of child pornography, sex trafficking and obscenity.

A new indictment will be unsealed Friday in the Eastern District of Virginia, adding to separate child-porn charges filed by the same prosecutors last month, according to a source who spoke to The Daily Beast.

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The 60-year-old Lebanese-American businessman testified before Mueller’s probe to discuss his meetings with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 election campaign and during the early days of the administration.

Nader, who has deep political and financial ties to the United Arab Emirates, met with campaign officials, including Donald Trump Jr., to discuss an offer by a foreign firm to manipulate social media to boost support for the reality TV star-turned-GOP nominee.

He also helped set up a January 2017 meeting in the Seychelles between former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince and Kirill Dmitriev, who oversees one of Russia’s sovereign wealth funds.

Mueller’s report listed that meeting as one of the attempts by Russia to influence the fledgling Trump administration.

Nader was convicted in the Czech Republic in 2003 of sexually abusing young boys, and he was charged in 1984 with possessing child pornography in Washington, D.C., but that was later dismissed.

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He pleaded guilty in 1991 to possessing explicit films featuring underage boys, and he was faced similar charges last year.

Nader began cooperating with Mueller soon after his 2018 arrest.


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Disturbing video exposes the dangerous message a State Patrol officer told team: ‘Don’t kill them, but hit them hard’

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Krystal Marx, the executive director of Seattle Pride, shared a disturbing video this week revealing the violent message an officer in the Washington State Patrol gave to his team as it prepared to confront protesters.

“Don’t kill them, but hit them hard,” he said as he walked through a group of his colleagues.

“I remember shaking,” Marx told the Seattle Times of the experience filming the patrol from her office window. “Why not say, ‘Restrain them, calmly’?”

Chris Loftis, a spokesperson for the patrol, gave the Times a statement trying to explain away the comment as poor “word choice,” but it was not reassuring:

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Trump stokes division in Republican Party as he rages at Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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As the Republican Party is struggling to defend him in a moment of nationwide strife, President Donald Trump decided Thursday night to fuel divisions within GOP rather than make nice.

He had already lashed out on Wednesday at his former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who sharply criticized Trump’s response to the ongoing George Floyd protests. But on Thursday night, Trump took at aim at sitting Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man

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On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020

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