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The Latest: Witness in Mueller investigation held overnight

June 3, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of George Nader, who provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller (all times local):

7:30 p.m.

A man who provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller is being detained overnight after his arrest on child pornography charges.

Magistrate Judge Cheryl Pollak ordered 60-year-old George Nader held overnight after a federal prosecutor argued that he was a danger to the community and a flight risk. A bail hearing for Nader is expected to continue Tuesday afternoon.

Nader was arrested Monday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Charges of transporting images of child pornography were initially filed against Nader in April 2018 but were not made public until his arrest.

Nader’s grand jury testimony came after a December 2016 meeting at New York’s Trump Tower that he attended with presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, former chief strategist Steve Bannon and Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi.

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4:10 p.m.

A Lebanese-American businessman who provided grand jury testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller has been arrested on charges of transporting images of child pornography.

Federal prosecutors in Virginia announced that 60-year-old George Nader was arrested Monday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

The charges were initially filed in April 2018 but were not made public until his arrest.

His grand jury testimony came after a December 2016 meeting at New York’s Trump Tower that he attended with presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, former chief strategist Steve Bannon and Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi.

Calls to attorneys who represented Nader in connection with his grand jury testimony were not immediately returned Monday.

Nader pleaded guilty to an identical charge in Virginia in 1991.

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