Recently, news broke that Special Counsel had given immunity to cooperating witness in the Trump/Russia probe George Nader. So why Nader?
What makes him important in this investigation? After all, seemingly bigger fish like George Papadopoulos and Michael Flynn didn’t receive anything close to immunity. So Nader is different. But why?
We already know from numerous reports that George Nader helped set up the suspicious meeting in Seychelles during the Trump transition period between Erik Prince and the Russians. Nader also has close ties to the United Arab Emirates, which is a very handy piece of information for Robert Mueller to have considering Jared Kushner’s UAE pay-to-play scandal.
While all of that is great intel to have, it’s clearly not enough for Mueller to hand out an immunity deal on that alone. There had to be more and it looks like there’s a money trail that helps explain why Robert Mueller would give Nader an immunity deal far greater than anything we’ve seen thus far in the investigation.
According to a new report, “George Nader, an adviser to the UAE who is now a witness in the U.S. special counsel investigation into foreign meddling in American politics, wired $2.5 million to the Trump fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, through a company in Canada, according to two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. They said Nader paid the money to Broidy to bankroll an effort to persuade the U.S. to take a hard line against Qatar, a long-time American ally but now a bitter adversary of the UAE.”
To put it another way, this was a $2.5 million bribe that looks like it involves Trump, his White House, and the Republican Party itself.
It’s not hard to put the pieces together from there. George Nader cooperating with Robert Mueller provides a path for going after Trump and his administration for accepting cash bribes from a foreign government in exchange for favorable U.S. foreign policy, as well as the those attached to the Republican Party who actively participated in the bribery.
Yes, Robert Mueller’s cooperating witness George Nader was found to have funneled millions of dollars in foreign bribe money from United Arab Emirates into the hands of Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy. This is particularly interesting because Broidy is also Deputy Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee, meaning millions of dollars in illegal bribe money flowed through the hands of the GOP’s top money guy, and — in all likelihood — into the hands of others.
Now, call it coincidence if you would like, but it seems suspicious that, once it became public knowledge that Mueller has discovered the names involved, it wasn’t long before a member of the Republican Congress decided to come forward with more on the Ryan rumor mill. If its fan wasn’t spinning enough already, it certainly is now. And, perhaps it’s just me, but something tells me it’s only a matter of time before more ugly details emerge and the you-know-what hits the fan.
If Robert Mueller’s cooperating witness George Nader managed to funnel millions of dollars in foreign bribe money from United Arab Emirates and into the hands of Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy, you know he most likely managed to funnel it into the hands of others as well.
Whose hands though? Paul Ryan’s? Or the hands of the other House GOP members who are trying to seize control of the House in order to protect themselves? I suppose only time will tell.
Make sense why Robert Mueller gave George Nader immunity now?