From The New York Times:
Mr. Nader’s cultivation of Mr. Broidy, laid out in documents provided to The New York Times, provides a case study in the way two Persian Gulf monarchies have sought to gain influence inside the Trump White House. Mr. Nader has been granted immunity in a deal for his cooperation with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to people familiar with the matter, and his relationship with Mr. Broidy may also offer clues to the direction of that inquiry.
Mr. Nader has now been called back from abroad to provide additional testimony, one person familiar with the matter said this week. Mr. Mueller’s investigators have already asked witnesses about Mr. Nader’s contacts with top Trump administration officials and about his possible role in funneling Emirati money to Mr. Trump’s political efforts, a sign that the investigation has broadened to examine the role of foreign money in the Trump administration.
It sounds like Nader, who organized the Seychelles meeting between Erik Prince and a high-level Russian banker to create a secret Trump-Russia back channel, also has loads of criminal exposure in unrelated cases. So his immunity is a massive incentive for him to cooperate.
According to Rachel Maddow, Nader is the first person in the Mueller investigation to be granted immunity.
Between the head of Cambridge Analytica’s being caught on video bragging about all manner of dirty tricks, and the sudden immunity and call-Back of George Nader, many of the strands of this colossal scandal are starting to come together.
You can bet Trump and his global cabal won’t be sleeping well tonight.
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