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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.

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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.

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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‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump

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Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.

Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.

"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.

"Absolutely," Harris replied.

"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.

"Does it matter?" Harris replied.

"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."

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Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.

From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.

"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.

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Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate

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Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.

The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate:

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