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It’s hard to find work right out of prison. But Avram Lebor and Richard Goettlich walked from their Alabama penitentiary into top jobs at the real estate company then run by Jared Kushner, now President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. The two men, convicted in separate sprawling fraud schemes, were hired several years ago by his father, Charles Kushner, who had been locked up in the same federal prison with them. (INDEPENDENT.CO.UK)
Is Jared Kushner a crook?
Well, his dad is, was, maybe still is, probably still is.
They’re in the same business, but at least Charles Kushner would never be given top-secret codeword clearance. Because of the felony thing. His son is quickly becoming his dad. It’s no secret that the son, Jared, still harbors ill-will to the men that put daddy in the hoosegow. That would be the FBI in toto and certain members of the FBI in particular. That is true. His dad’s a real estate crook, a felon, a con and Jared still loves his daddy so much that he’s willing to go to bat for him even to the extreme unction of firing Director James Comey, which for the younger, is “karma.”
The New Yorker in an article this week is certain that J-Boy reveled in the dismissal, which actually came from his boss Papa Trump. “Kushner played a role in the firing of James Comey, the former F.B.I. director. Kushner is not formally a target of the F.B.I.’s sprawling investigation, but I was reminded of his role in Comey’s removal while discussing Kushner with a person close to Comey. The former F.B.I. director is known to have drafted a series of memos about his interactions with Trump, and—importantly—with other White House and Administration officials. Whether Kushner is mentioned in the Comey memos is not known.
The source close to Comey offered a terse “no comment” when I asked about additional details, but the point is that Comey was aware of and carefully documenting how the White House reacted to him and his Russia investigation. “That’s a memo-driven place,” the source said.
Trump is already in deep with the FBI. And now, as roosters come home to the coop, the son-in-law is being slowly swirled into the soup, which at this point is looking more like a primordial jambalaya of insinuation, sneaky innuendo, lots of smoke and snake oil.
In truth, Kushner should be pretty worried about all this because he’s being lumped into the swirling shit stew that is slowly bubbling and gurgling on a hot plate somewhere in the bowels of the White House.
The F.B.I.’s interest in Kushner appears to be related to the two known meetings that he had with Russian officials. The first, which was originally reported by The New Yorker, occurred in early December, at Trump Tower, when Kushner and Michael Flynn, then the incoming national-security adviser, met with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian Ambassador to the United States. On Friday evening, the Washington Post added dramatic new details about what occurred at this meeting, which it said took place on December 1st or 2nd. Kushner and Kislyak, according to the Post’s sources, “discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin, using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring.” (New Yorker and WaPo)
Now, as the White House sends the troops out to pooh-pooh this relapse of oligarchy, Jared Kushner, Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, Sean Spicer and the supporting cast are all flipping through their Rolodex in search of ‘My Lawyers’. (In Trump’s index they’re listed like this: The Good Ones: n.b. The Jewish Guys)
In Kushner’s directory they’re listed as: The Good Lawyers (Not the guys dad used!!!)
In Bannon’s Google List? Lawyers: The good ones: (The Jews and don’t tell Breitbart’s … the Sieg Heil faction!)
Should Kusner the Young be worried? Of course. He came back home early from his European Vacation with Bannon, and remember that these two used to hate each other. Bannon was quoted as saying that they departed early because they were preparing for war. Really. War. They came home because Kushner is in grave danger. “Is there any other kind?”
Jared has heard the jailhouse stories from dad. He knows that he’s way too pretty to be alone in the showers at a federal resort.
In Congress, the fallout from these revelations was swift. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced that it wanted to interview Kushner about his contacts with Kislyak and Gorkov. (Kushner has agreed to testify, and, unlike Flynn, he has not announced that he will assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.) In the House, several Democrats sent a letter to the Trump Administration asking that Kushner be stripped of his top-secret security clearance. “Knowingly falsifying or concealing information on a SF-86 questionnaire is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison,” the letter said. (New Yorker)
Is he going to jail? We can only hope!