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NYT: Trump Jr. Met with Israeli Social Media Manipulation Expert Ahead of 2016 Election

HeadlineMay 21, 2018

The New York Times is reporting that three months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump Jr. held a secret meeting with an Israeli man specializing in social media manipulation and with George Nader, an emissary representing the princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The New York Times reports the Israeli specialist, Joel Zamel, had already written a multimillion-dollar proposal for a social media manipulation campaign aimed at helping Trump win, ahead of the August 3 meeting, which was organized by Erik Prince, the head of the now defunct mercenary firm Blackwater.

The New York Times also reports George Nader told Donald Trump Jr. that both the Saudi and Emirati princes wanted to help Trump win the election. While it is not known whether the multimillion-dollar media manipulation proposal was ever put into effect, the Times reports that after Trump won the election, George Nader paid Joel Zamel, the Israeli specialist, up to $2 million.

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