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Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

George Nader, a Lebanese American businessman who became a major witness in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, was indicted in a Virginia federal court on child pornography charges, the Washington Post reported Monday.

Nader has previously faced related charges.

He served as an intermediary between Trump associates, Middle Eastern leaders, and Russia during the administration’s transition period in 2017.

Most notably, he was present at a mysterious meeting with Blackwater founder and Trump ally Erik Prince in Seychelles, which was also attended by an official tied to the Russian government. It’s not clear exactly what the nature of the meeting was, though many of Prince’s public remarks about the encounter appear to be false. Mueller scrutinized the meeting as a part of his investigation and interviewed Nader about it, but he was unable to satisfactorily answer all outstanding questions about the event.

 

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."