Ahmad Khawaja and George Nader charged with illegal contributions to 2016 campaign committees
Two Lebanese-American businessmen are among eight people charged with conspiring to funnel more than $3 million in illegal foreign campaign contributions to an unnamed candidate in the 2016 elections, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.
In an unsealed 53-count indictment, prosecutors alleged that Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, CEO of an online payment processing company, and George Nader, who has acted as a liaison between President Trump’s top advisers and officials within the United Arab Emirates, conspired to conceal Nader's $3.5 million in campaign contributions to an unnamed 2016 presidential candidate by making them in the name of Khawaja, his wife and his company, Allied Wallet Inc., all while Nader allegedly reported to an official from a foreign government about his efforts to gain the campaign's political influence.
Although the indictment does not specifically name the 2016 candidate, campaign finance records indicate that the recipient of the donations was Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
53-count indictment of Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja and George Nader unsealed. Campaign finance records indicate Hillary was the recipient of the donations.https://t.co/xkxdEXK2Qm— Deep Clips (@DeepClips) December 4, 2019
NEW: The DOJ indicted George Nader — child sex offender, shady foreign businessman, & Mueller witness — in a multi-million dollar straw donor campaign finance scheme to boost Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.@DCExaminer with @danielchaitin7 https://t.co/7Y7iUUTKaZ— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) December 4, 2019
A top Mueller source during the anti-Trump Russia probe -- a pedophile and child porn trafficker whom Mueller refused to arrest -- was just indicted for running an illegal campaign contribution scheme in 2016 on *Hillary Clinton's* behalf. https://t.co/ggMQAnSapR pic.twitter.com/ZJ1fNKytU6— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 4, 2019