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How George Nader Wormed His Way Into Trump’s Orbit

**HOLD FOR STORY TO MOVE OVERNIGHT. WDC WILL ADVISE TIMING** This photo acquired by The Associated Press is copied from a leaked email sent by Elliott Broidy and shows George Nader posing for a photo with President Donald Trump back stage at an RNC fund raiser in Dallas on Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo)
In this Oct. 25, 2017, photo acquired by The Associated Press, George Nader poses backstage with President Donald Trump at a Republican fundraiser in Dallas. Nader, a convicted pedophile, was told by the Secret Servi... In this Oct. 25, 2017, photo acquired by The Associated Press, George Nader poses backstage with President Donald Trump at a Republican fundraiser in Dallas. Nader, a convicted pedophile, was told by the Secret Service that he could not meet the president. His business partner, Elliott Broidy, helped him secure this photo with the president. (AP Photo) MORE LESS
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June 3, 2019 6:07 p.m.

Before George Nader became a witness for the sweeping Russia investigation, he’d spent decades working as a shady power broker who flitted between the US and the Middle East. But Nader — who was indicted Monday on child pornography charges —didn’t truly catch American investigators’ attention until he tried to ingratiate himself into President Donald Trump’s orbit.

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