The Washington Post reported that a ‘person of interest,’ someone close to Donald Trump, was under investigation regarding Trump’s Russian connections, and alleged collusion between Russian agents and Trump’s campaign staff. New York magazine is now reporting that the ‘person of interest’ is Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
This should be of no surprise to anyone who has been following Trump for nearly two years. His family is similar to the depiction of a wealthy and corrupt family in a soap opera or a “B” movie. Their outward appearance; their public persona is far from who they really are. It is all a facade.
There is no question that Kushner and Ivanka are fully aware about all of Trump’s immoral and criminal actions. His serial philandering, and his controversial business arrangements could not have been hidden from his spawn.
I may have been alone, but I have long been suspicious about Jared Kushner’s relationship with the Russians. His family’s fortune comes from real estate, and Kushner has frequently been in contact with Russian citizens. Has Jared and his family been involved in laundering money for Russian oligarchs? This would answer one of my biggest questions; why was Jared included in Trump’s White House staff? He is unqualified to participate in the daily operations of our government. Having similar and possibly complicit connections with his father-in-law and the Russians would explain such an odd arrangement.
Yashar Ali, a contributor to New York magazine said on Twitter: “It’s Jared Kushner. Have confirmed this with four people. I’m not speculating.”
Kushner is not available for questioning; he is traveling with the rest of the Trump clan. But when he returns, he will be required to testify, under oath.
Trump and Pence are directly responsible for the origin of this now intense investigation. Trump received several warnings regarding the inclusion of Michael Flynn on the White House staff, including one from President Obama who fired him in 2014. Notes from James Comey confirmed that Flynn himself informed Trump’s transition team that he had business dealings with foreign nations. Trump’s arrogance resulted in his appointing Flynn as national security adviser. When Flynn was discharged just 24 days after his appointment, the investigation began, and has escalated with every passing day.
If Trump had taken the advice of others, and failed to let his enormous ego stand in the way, much of this would not have occurred.
Trump’s many, many problems are of his own volition. His lack of sufficient intellect makes him both unfit to be the president, and guilty of believing that he is ‘above the law.’
Lock him up.
by James Turnage
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