Now that the arrests have begun in Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, and it’s clear that those arrests have just begun, a number of people who were complicit in that scandal are going to have their lives destroyed. Two of them are already under house arrest. Several others are nervously awaiting their own fate. But when it comes to Ivanka Trump, she didn’t even have to wait for that knock at the door to see her life to go hell; it already happened today.
Ivanka played her own role in the Trump-Russia scandal. She spent years spearheading Trump Organization real estate deals with convicted Russian mafia money launderer Felix Sater, some of which appear to have involved shady Russian money. Those deals will surely be investigated as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. But whether Ivanka gets indicted for that or not, things already went off the rails in her life today. It’s long been predicted that she would find herself in an impossible situation once the Trump-Russia investigation came between her father and her husband. Sure enough, that happened today in rather explosive fashion.
Donald Trump is now telling anyone who will listen that his son-in-law Jared Kushner is entirely to blame for the fact that the Trump-Russia scandal has now reached this stage. Trump is not only telling this to his friends, he appears to be encouraging them to relay it to the media, as part of a new Vanity Fair profile. This now represents open warfare between Trump and Kushner.
Donald Trump and Jared Kushner are both likely to lose this new battle between them. They have shady financial connections to each other. They know each other’s secrets in the Trump-Russia election conspiracy. Even as they now contribute to each other’s demise, Ivanka Trump is impossibly stuck in the middle – and this is before we find out whether she’s getting indicted as well.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report