Attorney General William Barr announced indictments for eight individuals who illegally funneled foreign donations to several top Democrat politicians.
The Gateway Pundit reported that “Democrat operative and Robert Mueller chief witness George Nader was indicted for his involvement in illegal campaign contributions from foreign entities to the Hillary campaign in 2016.” Nader is a convicted child molester and one of Mueller’s top witnesses.
Since Nader was charged, it has been reported that seven other individuals were indicted. The Department of Justice reported that “an indictment was unsealed against the CEO of an online payment processing company, and seven others, charging them with conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions, and related offenses, during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and thereafter.”
The long list of organizations receiving these illegal donations includes the largest Democratic party super-PAC, Priorities USA.
OpenSecrets has a list of donations by Ahmad Khawaja, one of the ringleaders of the scheme, here.
According to the Gateway Pundit, “all of the leading names in the Democratic party took in this money including Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu, Jon Tester, Cory Booker, Hillary Clinton, etc.”
The announcement by the Department of Justice was made by Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division Brian A. Benczkowski, and the Assistant Director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office Timothy R. Slater.
The eight people indicted were George Nader, Ahmad Khawaja, Roy Boulos, Rudy Dekermenjian, Mohammad Diab, Rani El-Saadi, Stevan Hill, and Thayne Whipple.
From what was reported by the Department of Justice, it appears that Nader and Khawaja were the ringleaders of this scheme.
The rest of the members of the scheme were “charged with conspiring with Khawaja and each other to make conduit campaign contributions and conceal excessive contributions, and related offenses,” the DOJ reported.
According to the DOJ: “The 53 count indictment charges Khawaja with two counts of conspiracy, three counts of making conduit contributions, three counts of causing excessive contributions, 13 counts of making false statements, 13 counts of causing false records to be filed, and one count of obstruction of a federal grand jury investigation. Nader is charged with conspiring with Khawaja to make conduit campaign contributions, and related offenses.”
Nader and Khawaja allegedly conspired to conceal the source of over $3.5 million in campaign donations, and attempted to hide the source of the funding by making the donations in the names of Khawaja, his wife, and his company. The true source was Nader.
According to the DOJ, these contributions by Khawaja and Nader were made in an effort to gain influence with high-level political figures. The donations allegedly allowed Khawaja to host private fundraisers for both “a presidential candidate in 2016” and “an elected official in 2018”, the DOJ reported.
Khawaja also allegedly obstructed the grand jury investigation by providing a witness with false information about Nader and his connection to Khawaja’s company.
Nader is currently in custody on other charges.