Jared Kushner was in charge of Middle East policy during the Trump administration, and now he is hitting the Persian Gulf states for hundreds of millions of dollars.
Now, in a move that has raised eyebrows among diplomats, investors and ethics watchdogs, Mr. Kushner raises money from the Persian Gulf states for a new investment firm he founded. So far, he has only achieved mixed success.
But his inquiries with Middle East sovereign wealth funds have raised questions about the ethics – or at least the optics – of raising large sums of money from officials he dealt with on behalf of the US government as recently as January, especially given the possibility of Mr. Trump is running for president in 2024.
Let’s be honest, Kushner takes bribes for future Trump political favors
With his father-in-law running for president again in 2024, it appears that Jared Kushner is using the investment funds as a front to stop cash flowing from Saudi Arabia to the Trump family.
Just as Donald Trump is telling everyone privately that he is running for president in 2024, but he will not announce because he is trying to evade campaign finance and disclosure laws, Kushner is using an “investment fund” to raise cash from the Persian Gulf. , and the giving states will expect something in return if Trump ever returns to the White House.
This is the same scam that the Trump family ran during the 2016 presidential campaign and while he was president. Trump has covered up the Khashoggi assassination for the Saudi royal family. He and Kushner did nothing when the Saudis attacked Yemen. Just like with Russia, US policy was for sale under Donald Trump.
The Trumps are without power, but the operation is still ongoing, which means that Trump and Kushner represent a serious threat to national security would they ever be returned to power.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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