Nader, who acted as a link between President Donald Trump's team and Middle East and Russia officials in 2016 and 2017, faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 40 years if convicted.
Trump's national security transition has been more chaotic than others in recent memory, with important positions unfilled and many of his people less able, or willing, to engage on substance, U.S. officials said.
Some 900,000 people, both Trump backers and opponents, are expected to flood Washington for Friday's inauguration ceremony.
The visit to Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in Langley, Virginia, in the Washington suburbs, has a symbolic element, since Trump had questioned the CIA's conclusion that Russia was involved in cyber hacking that interfered with the U.S. election.
Some of Trump's first executive orders will likely undo some of the more than 275 orders signed by Obama during his eight years in the White House.
After being sworn in during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Trump is poised to wield one of the most powerful tools of his office, the presidential pen, for executive actions that can be implemented without the input of Congress.
"Nowhere has the UN's failure been more consistent and more outrageous than in its bias against our close ally Israel," Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said.
Several singers – including Elton John and Charlotte Church – declined invitations to perform at inaugural events.
They said morale at the CIA and other agencies was already sagging because of disputes with Trump over whether Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered interference in the U.S. election.
Trump, a Republican, is under pressure to distance himself from his businesses before he moves into the White House on Jan. 20.
President-elect Donald Trump and his Senate Republican allies are demanding confirmations at a record pace.
"We're not doing this for sport. Democrats feel very strongly that pushing for a thorough and thoughtful vetting process is the right thing to do," Schumer said.
The appointment of Kushner, first reported by NBC, had been anticipated but it had been unclear what his official role would be.
Coats, 73, is a traditional conservative from Indiana who just finished a six-year term in the U.S. Senate. He was also a U.S. ambassador to Germany for Republican President George W. Bush.
Democratic leaders met with Obama on Capitol Hill to discuss how they can protect the law and accused Republicans of wanting rip apart the American healthcare system.
Sonny Perdue founded a founded a grain and fertilizer business and became Georgia's first Republican since 1871.
"We will not expel anyone," Putin said in a statement, adding that Russia reserved the right to retaliate.
Donald Trump said telecommunications group Sprint Corp and a U.S. satellite company OneWeb will be bringing 8,000 jobs to the United States.