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Jonathan Swan and Axios offer up a scoop:
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has been talking with George Nader, a little-known Bannon associate who boasts of his well-placed connections in the Middle East, Axios has learned.
Nader has spoken with Mueller’s team at least twice, according to a source briefed on the investigation. A second source briefed on the investigation confirmed that Mueller’s team has brought Nader in for questioning in the past week. The Special Counsel’s office declined to comment.
Will that be nuts, or a cherry on top? Time will tell. To wit, the “mysterious White House visitor”, Mr. Nader, is said to allege personal ties to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed bin Zayed, who is also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the armed forces in the United Arab Emirates; to the other, as Mr. Swan reports, “well-connected and experienced Middle East hands in Washington” said they “never heard of Nader”.
To the other, what, precisely, is it about the clownish menagerie in orbit around Donald Trump?
There is just this itching sense about the Trump campaign, transition, and administration that nearly defies explanation for seeming so contradictory, going something like how the incompetent boobery reflects the market availability for agents in so otherwise ridiculous a scheme as to rely on the pretense that nobody really believes anyone is truly so stupid as to try in the first place.
Any other day, we might wonder at this person who nobody ever heard of yet claims to be well-connected and has managed to make himself some manner of mystery attracting the Special Counsel’s Office, but this is the #DimensionTrump, so, yeah, sounds about right. We can only wonder where this goes.
Image note: The White House (Photo by Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Swan, Jonathan. “Scoop: Mueller’s interest in a mysterious White House visitor”. Axios. 21 January 2018.