Private emails reviewed by the Daily Beast show that accused sex trafficker George Nader helped Steve Bannon secure a $100,000 speaking gig in 2017 for a conference on Qatar hosted by the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.
Bannon at the time had just resigned as President Donald Trump’s chief strategist.
Nader, a former Trump adviser, last month was indicted on charges of importing child pornography and traveling with a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.
He took part in the infamous Trump Tower meeting that involved Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Bannon and was also involved in a 2017 meeting in Seychelles that Blackwater founder Erik Prince held with a Russian ally of President Vladimir Putin’s.
Nader was questioned extensively by Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.