You know, ever since we reported that Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump are looking to pull away from politics (namely from Donald Trump) in the wake of Ivanka’s father’s big loss I’ve found myself wondering why. Now, I know what the reports say. I know what my own report on the subject says — that Trump’s behavior following the 2020 election inspired the pair to pull away from the political limelight before the remainder of their political careers went straight into the garbage. But y’all, it just doesn’t make sense to me.
Why now? They stood steadily by Trump and his administration for four long years while Donald lied incessantly, caged innocent brown children, duped the American people, got impeached twice, tried to extort an entire foreign government, and let a pandemic run rampant across the country. All of this was done without so much as a peep from The Shining twins over there. And now? Now is when they’ve suddenly had enough and don’t want to be associated with the mess anymore? Now that Trump has done just exactly what everyone expected him to do when he lost?
It just doesn’t add up to me. However, this new report may explain it.
Jared and Ivanka’s (specifically Jared’s) break away from the world of politics just might have a whole lot less to do with Trump’s post-election behavior and a whole lot more to do with a certain Trump ally who just took a massive fall from “grace.”
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Trump ally Tom Barrack was recently arrested on federal charges for lobbying the former president on behalf of the United Arab Emirates. And while the news of Barrack’s fall was rapidly overshadowed by the Allen Weisselberg ordeal, it seems that this particular development could potentially have some serious ramifications for Jared Kushner.
Vicky Ward, New York Times best-selling author of Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, recently spoke with SheKnows and outlined exactly why the Barrack development could be pertinent to Jared Kushner, who handled affairs in the Middle East under his father-in-law’s administration.
Ward says Barrack’s arrest is highly significant because he was “Jared Kushner’s conduit to the Middle East.” The Trump ally served as the connection who “helped the Kushners with their real estate business for years and he’s the one who introduced, Jared to MBS [Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia] and the Qataris.”
The significance of this lies in the fact that it was Qatar Investment Authority — the very same one that helped bail out the Kushner family’s failing 666 Fifth Avenue property while Donald Trump was still in the White House, per reporting from Public Citizen.
New details may have Donald Trump’s ex-CFO, Allen Weisselberg, choosing between his family and former boss. https://t.co/hGyTKM1Wc0
— SheKnows (@SheKnows) August 11, 2021
Ward encourages everyone to pay attention to developments involving Barrack “because it’s not just about Tom Barrack, it’s about America’s relationship with the Middle East. Trump was frankly not that interested in the relations of the Middle East, that was driven by Jared.” Not to mention, Kushner would undeniably have an interest in ensuring his father’s business success, especially when he had the advantage of his own father-in-law in the White House.
The author also notes the curiosities surrounding the timing of Jared’s investment firm launch — just a week or so after Barrack’s arrest. “I think it’s classic Jared to announce his investment firm to take back control of the narrative in terms of PR,” she notes. “It’s an absolute PR move to make us all forget that he and Tom were as tight as tight can be, but the government is not forgetting.”
Ward goes on to note that investigators will likely be “quite interested in that book he’s writing” as the topic of the tell-all is Jared’s involvement in the White House dealings with the Middle East.
Now… doesn’t that make a little more sense? It sure does to me.
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