White House adviser Jared Kushner just got the worst news of his political life.
The New York Times is launching a major effort to draw attention to Kushner’s ongoing scandals as part of President Donald Trump’s inner circle. The paper’s top editors published a stunning report against Kushner this weekend, questioning whether he should be involved in the Trump administration whatsoever.
Kushner is facing a major public backlash right now surrounding secret meetings he had with Russian operatives during the campaign.
In their latest editorial, the New York Times Editorial Board wrote, “At a minimum, this pattern of meetings and concealment, whether by design or through carelessness, raises larger concerns about Mr. Kushner’s fitness for the hugely consequential role Mr. Trump has given him — a vast portfolio of responsibilities that includes negotiating Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and reinventing the federal government.”
The Editorial Board concluded, “No other White House — no business, except maybe a wholly owned and rather tawdry and occasionally bankrupt casino operation — would be run this way.”
Mr. Kushner is now under scrutiny by F.B.I. investigators looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian officials to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Stupidity, paranoia, malevolence — it’s hard to distinguish among competing explanations for the behavior of people in this administration. In the case of Mr. Kushner’s meeting with Sergey Kislyak, the ambassador, and his meeting that month with Sergey Gorkov, a Russian banker with close ties to the Kremlin and Russian intelligence, even the most benign of the various working theories suggests that Mr. Kushner, who had no experience in politics or diplomacy before Mr. Trump’s campaign, is in way over his head.
… The fact is Mr. Kushner, while still a private citizen, met secretly with officials from a hostile power that had just orchestrated a campaign aimed at damaging American democracy and swinging the election to Mr. Trump. He discussed setting up a direct line with that power that would be hidden entirely from American intelligence.
Americans are finally realizing that Kushner should never have gotten a job as a top White House adviser in the first place.
Kushner has absolutely no legitimate governing experience, but he was installed in a position of huge power simply because he’s married to First Daughter Ivanka Trump. It’s pure nepotism and it has no place in a legitimate administration.
This is just one more reason that the whole Trump administration needs to be thrown out! Drain the swamp!