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George Nader, an adviser to the United Arab Emirates who has been a target of the special counsel’s ongoing probe, was previously arrested and charged over child pornography, according to a report.
Nader was indicted in 1985 with two counts of importing obscene material after a package delivered to his company included photos of nude boys “engaged in a variety of sexual acts,” according to court documents.
Nader pleaded not guilty, and the charges were eventually dismissed after evidence was seized from his home under a warrant that was later considered too broad, the Atlantic first reported. 
While the political operative “vigorously denies the allegations,” according to his lawyer, it remains unclear whether the Trump administration was aware of the charges given his visits to the White House, where he met with Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon.
Nader, who is a close adviser to the UAE’s de facto ruler Mohammed bin Zayed, has been cooperating with Mueller’s probe, according to the New York Times. 
The 58-year-old testified before a grand jury last week after he was stopped at Washington Dulles International Airport in January on his way to Mar-a-Lago and served search warrants and a grand jury subpoena, according to two people who spoke to the Times.
The special counsel is looking into the possibility Nader funneled money into the Trump campaign to buy political influence on behalf of the UAE, according to the Times. 
Nader was also in Seychelles on Jan. 11, 2017, when Erik Prince, an informal adviser to Trump’s team during the transition, met with Kirill Dmitriev, a former banker thought to be a representative for Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Mueller has gathered evidence that the meeting, which Prince previously described as incidental, was an effort to establish a back channel between the Kremlin and the incoming administration, the Washington Post reported.
The UAE brokered the meeting in an effort to get Moscow to distance itself from Iran in exchange for the U.S. to ease sanctions on Russia, according to the Post. 

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