Jared Kushner’s First Year: How Much Trouble is He in? Too Much Trouble
How much trouble is Jared Kushner in? This is a question he asked recently and the answer wasn’t pretty. It’s been a very tough year for Jared and Ivanka:
Kushner flew to Saudi Arabia to meet with Mohammad bin Salman, later arrested for corruption, to get a loan for his failing business. Kushner also worked the phones to find out how much trouble he's in. Too much was the answer.https://t.co/GqiixU51VM
— Vince Dumond (@DumondVince) November 12, 2017
Vanity Fair has more details:
“THEY’RE IN A WORLD OF SHIT”: IVANKA AND JARED’S FIRST YEAR IN WASHINGTON HAS NOT GONE AS EXPECTED
“A year after Trump’s stunning election, the administration has zero legislative wins, a looming investigation hanging over their heads, and Jared and Ivanka have a pretty erratic family member/boss to deal with—and New York isn’t looking much prettier.”
A world of shit. It’s hard to imagine how their year could have gone much worse.
“President Trump himself has repeatedly reminded the couple of what a nice life they had in New York, before they were “getting killed” by the press in D.C., several sources have said. Their old life in New York, of course, no longer exists for them as it did. Many of their onetime friends stepped away from the couple as they jumped in head-first to support her father and his policies, and few have rushed back toward them. Kushner himself noted to Forbes after the election that friends or business associates of theirs had not been enthused by Trumpian values, though he called it “exfoliation” on his part of former friends who didn’t have “a lot of character.”
“They also happen to be staring down the barrel of an investigation led by Mueller and several congressional committees into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election and if members of the administration obstructed justice by firing former F.B.I. director James Comey. Kushner met with several Russian officials during the campaign and transition period, though he has denied any collusion. Kushner has also turned over documents to Mueller’s team about his involvement in Comey’s ousting, according to CNN.”
“Nonetheless, the couple has been insisting to friends in recent weeks that their family has settled in well in Washington and that they’re focused on what the administration should prioritize in 2018, according to three people who have spoken with them. Still, the Trump-Kushners, as much skilled branders as they are political neophytes, have not been able to privately shake concern over the looming investigation. During the weekend before Mueller’s first indictments were unsealed, three sources who spoke to Kushner or were familiar with his conversations told me that he worked the phones asking about whether they thought the investigation would amount to anything. “They’re in a world of shit,” one of the people close to the family told me. “He may seem cool, but he’s sweating, and she’s like her father. She’ll never acknowledge it and [will] blame the media. But she’s been working on her reputation forever, and now it’s going to suffer horrifically. And for what?”
Reputation?! She can kiss that goodbye. Of course, that’s the least of it. Her husband at least faces great exposure in the Russia investigation both during the campaign and also those meetings he had with Kisylak and the head of the sanctioned Russian bank post election. As Kushner sought such a wide portfolio his fingerprints are everywhere.
And the way they both have blatantly used their position in the WH for personal gain poises a potential emoluments nightmare for both of them.
At this point, they should aim a little lower: like staying out of prison. Particularly Jared.
Poor little rich kids.
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