Congress points to Jared Kushner’s massive financial debt as motive for Russian bank meeting

Members of the Congressional committees investigating Donald Trump’s Russia scandal are now publicly pointing out the obvious when it comes to Jared Kushner’s secret transition period meeting with the head of a Russian bank: Kushner is broke and in debt and everyone knows it, and he may have been offering sanctions relief in exchange for Russian loans.

House Intel Committee member Jackie Speier was the first to put a voice to the elephant in the room (link). When Jared Kushner assumed the reins of his father’s financial empire, he tried to make a splash by massively overpaying for an office building at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

Since that time Kushner has been begging American lenders to renegotiate his debt on the building, which has become an albatross that’s left him so massively in debt that his true net worth is likely in the negative, making him effectively broke.

If Jared Kushner was indeed seeking a loan from the Russian bank during the December meeting, then he himself violated U.S. law, as sanctions would have prevented him from being allowed to seek such a loan. And if Kushner offered the Russian government sanctions relief in exchange for a Russian bank loan, then he’s committed the kind of crime that sends you to prison for a long, long time. And so the House Intel Committee, by stating the obvious, is taking things in a rather serious direction. Follow Palmer Report on Facebook and Twitter.

Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report