Some have suggested, perhaps blithely, that Jared Kushner is trying to take Donald Trump down for reasons that are outright Shakespearean in nature. The more practical explanation would be that Kushner simply doesn’t want to see the inside of a prison cell, and he’s willing to destroy his father-in-law to save himself. But whatever his motivation, the facts are increasingly pointing to Kushner taking Trump down before Congress or the Resistance can.
During the course of the current Donald Trump Jr. scandal, it’s come to light that Jared Kushner told the Feds about the meeting they both attended with a Russian government attorney while he was revising his security clearance forms. Then Kushner lied to Trump about how egregious the meeting had been. So if Trump is trying to figure out where the leaks are in his Russia scandal, he can start with his own son-in-law.
This paragraph from the New York Times spells out just how callously Jared is willing to ruin Trump to protect himself: “Mr. Kushner played down the significance of the meeting and omitted significant details, according to two people who were briefed on the exchange. They said Mr. Kushner informed the president that he had met with a Russian foreign national, and that while he had to report the name, it would not cause a problem for the administration.” (link). But this is just part of a long running pattern.
Back when Donald Trump foolishly fired FBI Director James Comey in a manner which has since backfired on him in predictable fashion, widespread reports said it was Jared Kushner that pushed the hardest for the firing. Kushner had to have known this was a bad idea for Trump. Yet he pushed for it anyway, presumably in an effort at stopping the FBI from uncovering his own Russian meetings. And now he’s sabotaging Trump again. If Kushner keeps this up, he’ll get Trump ousted from office all by himself. If you find Palmer Report valuable, make a donation.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report