In what will come as music from above to Steve Bannon, as well as numerous Donald Trump supporters who just happen to have a less than soft spot for his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the WSJ reports that “some” of the US President’s lawyers concluded earlier this summer that Jared Kushner should step down as senior White House adviser due to “possible legal complications” emerging from the ongoing Russia probe, and aired such concerns directly to the president, according to WSJ sources.
The problems involving Kushner are largely familiar: he was the adviser closest to the president who had the most dealings with Russian officials and businesspeople during the campaign and transition, many of which are currently the object of Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe – Kushner said he had four such meetings or interactions. Additionally Kushner initially omitted to disclose any contacts with foreign officials as required on a security clearance form. He only updated the form later on several occasions to include what he has said were more than 100 contacts with foreign officials.
That said, the Trump’s lawyers were not united in their condemnation of Kushner.
John Dowd, who first joined the legal team in June and now heads it, said in an interview Monday that “to my knowledge” the proposal wasn’t taken to Mr. Trump. Mr. Dowd also said he did not side with some of his colleagues who believed Mr. Kushner needed to go.
“I didn’t agree with that view at all. I thought it was absurd,” Mr. Dowd said. “I made my views known.” He called Mr. Kushner “absolutely terrific” and “a great asset, real gentleman, a pleasure to work with.”
Yet despite the reticence of the pro-Kushner camp, the process appears to have been rather involved. By June, some members of the legal team aired their concerns to Mr. Trump including in at least one meeting in the White House. At this time, press aides to the legal team began to prepare for the possibility that Mr. Kushner would step down, “drafting a statement explaining his departure.”
The one person whose opinion matters the most, however, was not convinced:
“Trump wasn’t persuaded that Mr. Kushner needed to leave. One person said Mr. Trump’s view was that Mr. Kushner hadn’t done anything wrong and that there was no need for him to step down.“
The current fate of the Kush-lash is unclear, further complicated by the recent transitions inside Trump’s legal team itself which underwent a major overhaul in July.
The legal team has been reshuffled since it was first assembled in late May, after the Justice Department appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller to oversee the federal probe of Russian interference in the U.S. election. In mid-July, Mr. Dowd took over leadership of the team from Marc Kasowitz, Mr. Trump’s longtime attorney.
Mr. Kasowitz in a statement said: “I never discussed with other lawyers for the President that Jared Kushner should step down from his position at the White House, I never recommended to the President that Mr. Kushner should step down from that position and I am not aware that any other lawyers for the President made any such recommendation either.”
For his part, while Kushner has repeatedly denied any links to Russia, writing in a July statement that “I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government,” some of Mr. Trump’s attorneys worried that “Mr. Kushner’s continued employment carried risks that could possibly involve other White House officials.”
Events hit a crescendo on July 8, when news broke of the previously undisclosed June 2016 meeting that involved a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin, Kushner and Donald Trump Jr.
Anticipating that the meeting would become public, members of the legal team in June already had developed talking points to manage the political fallout—including a statement that would explain a potential Kushner resignation. The statement on behalf of Mr. Kushner expressed regret that the political environment had become so toxic that what he viewed as a standard meeting was becoming a weapon for Mr. Trump’s critics, according to two people familiar with the documents.
But, as events have since revealed, those talking points were never used, at least not yet, especially since they would prompt even more questions whether Kushner is departing as he is hiding something.
That said, now that this major media “trial balloon” has been leaked and the public has been duly put on notice, it is hardly inconceivable to assume that as Trump considers who to dump next ahead of the oncoming Mueller juggernaut, his own son-in-law may be next in the firing line. And should Jared be exit stage left, followed promptly by Ivanka, virtually nobody from Trump’s original team will be left standing, aside from Trump that is… and all the ex-Goldman guys of course.
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– Slate: “Jared’s Not So Sure He Can Bring Peace to the Middle East. Thank God.” – Maybe Kushner, who owns the 666 Fifth Avenue building in NYC and belongs to Jewish supremacist doomsday cult, does NOT want to bring peace?
– Saudi King Shah Salman gifts items to Trump worth $1.2 BILLION (If you know that the Saudis belong to the Khazarian mafia, then it all does make sense.)
– Ivanka Trump’s women entrepreneurs fund takes $100 MILLION from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (If you know that the Saudis belong to the Khazarian mafia, then it all does make sense.)
Trump actually spent Christmas Eve with George Soros in 2009, according to the New York Post.
Trump is also a good friend with top Bilderberger Peter Thiel.
Other close friends are Rupert Murdoch aaaand Ghislaine Maxwell, who reportedly procured girls for Jeffrey Epstein.
Ghislaine Maxwell is the daughter of the ‘Mossad agent’ Robert Maxwell.
Robert Maxwell was buried in Israel.
His funeral was attended by Yitzhak Shamir, Chaim Herzog, Ariel Sharon, Moshe Arens, Ehud Olmert and Shimon Peres.
The Clinton’s are very good friends of Trump and were invited to his wedding with Melania (in 2005).
Billionaire Wilbur Ross made his money working for Rothschild, has an appartment in the same building as Evelyn de Rothschild & Henry Kissinger.
Steven Mnuchin … former Goldman partner, friend of George Soros and Skull & Bones member .
Trump takes advice from Kissinger and is a good friend of Benjamin Netanyahu.
And doesn’t Trump have great sons …
He said: ‘My sons love to hunt. They are members of the NRA, very proudly. I am a big believer in the Second Amendment.
‘But my sons are hunters, Eric is a hunter and I would say he puts it on a par with golf, if not ahead of golf.
‘My other son, Don, is a hunter. They’re great marksman, great shots, they love it.
‘I em, like golf. I don’t do that.’
But he could not be drawn into comment on the specific issue of shooting endangered animals.
So what has gunning down endangered animals for sports to do with the Second Amendment?
Killing endangered animals for sports should tell us something about their mindset, aside from that it is “extremely brave” to gun down these animals like that.
And who would be proud over such action? Well, these people obviously are.