Bitter factions that turned the White House into a battlefield during the first year of the Trump presidency are at war over who is responsible for inviting a convicted pedophile in the West Wing, following the leak of visitor logs showing that the criminal Steve Bannon has met more than a dozen times.
Visitor logs from the leaked White House show that in 2017, Bannon, then the White House chief strategist, invited Nader at least 13 times to the White House to take part in & # 39; private meetings & # 39 ;.
Nader, convicted of the sexual abuse of young boys, is now in federal prison awaiting trial for child trafficking.
Bannon & # 39; had no knowledge of the criminal record of Nader & # 39 ;, a source close to DailyMail.com told.
Instead, the source blamed Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner, who claimed he had a long-term relationship with Nader.
& # 39; Bannon met George Nader through Jared Kushner during a meeting at Kushner's office; it seemed that Kushner had a long-term relationship with Nader, & said the source, adding that all Nader's visits with Bannon were focused on planning Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia in May 2017.
& # 39; Kushner was busy with the planning process for the Riyad Summit in early 2017, of which Nader was a member of the Middle East middle-level official, & # 39; the source continued. & # 39; All Nader visits related to activities around the Riyadh Summit, for which dozens of planning and follow-up meetings were planned. & # 39;
Kushner's office quickly pushed back the claim that the president's senior adviser had something to do with bringing Nader to the White House or introducing him to Bannon.
A senior administration official told DailyMail.com that the statements are & # 39; false & # 39 ;.
No one associated with Bannon has provided any evidence to support the claim that Kushner Nader has brought in the White House, or that he was the one who introduced Bannon to Nader.
The source also did not provide background information about Kushner's alleged "long-term relationship" with Nader.
A conflict arose about how convicted pedophile George Nader (photo) gained access to the White House after visitor logs revealed that the then chief strategist Steve Bannon met him 13 times in 2017 in the White House
A source close to Bannon pushed back that he was the one who originally brought Nader to the White House. & # 39; Bannon met George Nader through Jared Kushner during a meeting at Kushner's office; it seemed that Kushner had a long-term relationship with Nader & # 39 ;, the source said
An administrative official said the allegations that Kushner first brought to the West Wing in Nader & # 39; false & # 39; to be
The unveiling of Nader & # 39; s visits raises serious questions about how a convicted criminal can gain repeated access to the White House.
The secret service is responsible for performing background checks on all visitors.
However, the secret service refused to respond to a request for comment if Nader admitted to the White House after performing a background check.
A spokesperson told DailyMail.com that it would not provide specific or general information about the visitor access process & # 39; for operational security reasons & # 39 ;.
The source close to Bannon claimed that the secret service had checked Nader & # 39; s access to the White House, & # 39; suggesting that they too had no knowledge & # 39; that he was accused and convicted of child sex crimes of the 1980s.
The office of the West Wing of Bannon was only a few meters away from the Oval Office, but it is not clear whether he entertained Nader in his office or anywhere else in the White House.
The secret service declined to comment on Nader's background check and whether they had checked him before he was allowed to meet senior officials in the White House
A source found that Bannon's encounters with a convicted criminal & # 39; clearly & # 39; were problematic.
In 1985, Nader was accused of receiving child pornography from the Netherlands, but the charge was dropped because of an invalid warrant.
He was given a six-month prison sentence for transporting pornographic video tapes from Germany by young teenage boys. And in 2003, Nader served a year in prison after being convicted in Prague, Czech Republic for sexually abusing ten boys.
During Robert Mueller's Russia investigation last year, FBI agents inspected the three Nader mobile phones that were incidentally found on one photo and video of child pornography and beastliness.
In June 2019, he was arrested for owning child pornography, images of beastliness and transportation of child pornography. In July, unsealed court documents revealed that Nadler was also confronted with new federal charges for sex trafficking for alleged & # 39; sexual acts & # 39; with a 14-year-old boy he transported from Europe.
Nader is being held in Virginia awaiting trial.
The Lebanese American businessman was prominent in the former Russia probe of the Special Council Mueller in connection with a Trump Tower meeting in December 2016 with Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi.
He was also present at a January 2017 rendezvous in the Seychelles with Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a Russian banker.
Nader was previously a consultant for Blackwater, a military contractor.
Although the Russia investigation freed Trump from conspiracy with Russia, this resulted in new allegations of child pornography and abuse for Nader.
The rap magazine of Nader dates from the 1980s, when he was accused of receiving child pornography from the Netherlands. Recently, the Mueller investigation revealed occasional child pornography and images of beastliness on one of his three mobile phones
This legal document from 1984 shows charges against Nader for the transport of child pornography. The charges were eventually withdrawn due to an invalid warrant
The 80-year-old first visited Bannon in the White House in February 2017, a month after Trump was inaugurated, and continued Bannon's tenure, ending in August 2017.
Bannon was fired from his post at the White House shortly after the Unite the Rite meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia in the summer of 2017, which turned into violent clashes between those protesting the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee and those who claimed it was racist to keep it up.
Trump's chief strategist became a symbol of white nationalism & # 39; rejected in the White House and was blamed for the President's response to the clashes, which were considered inadequate.
Some reports claimed that the then White House chief of staff, John Kelly, asked Bannon to submit his resignation instead of being fired, but Bannon disputed this and claimed that he was only planning & # 39; one year & # 39; spend with Trump from the moment he joined the campaign in August 2016.
& # 39; John Kelly and Steve Bannon agree that Steve would be the last day today. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best & was the official statement from the White House on his departure.
Bannon's commentary was prominent in the exhibition by Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury, also furious with Trump.
It is not clear whether Nader continued to visit the White House after Bannon was fired.
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