It’s been hard News cycle for Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Donald Trump and White House adviser.
First came the fact that he failed to obtain a permanent security clearance Over a year, Due to several conflicts of interest between her current job and her family business. Then, he had temporary approval Bumped down one level Meaning, by White House chief of staff It’s near impossible To do his work for him. Then came the Washington Post report that there are many foreign governments Target to manipulate Kushner through those same business entanglements.
Finally, in the coup de grace, the New York Times reported two companies on Thursday Loaned out Kushner’s business after meeting him at the White House. Oh, and his relationship with a group of financial institutions Investigation is going on By the banking regulator of New York.
What is this man doing in administration again?
From the very beginning, It’s so funny Kushner and his wife, Trump’s daughter Ivanka, have jobs in the West Wing. He has zero years of government experience, and his business career includes working for companies that his grandfather started. And yet he is tasked with representing America on international diplomacy, major economic policy initiatives, and on the world stage.
The whole thing is just bonkers.
For Kushner, in particular, the array of issues dumped on his desk is so extensive that it has become a running Washington joke. The opioid crisis, Middle East peace and re-strengthening the government bureaucracy, at one time or another, Jared was cultivated; His only qualification for handling negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians is that the Israeli Prime Minister is Borrowed your bedroom Once.
Cartoon on President Donald Trump
But if being disqualified Kushner and Ivanka Trump should be excluded from the White House, recent events have made their continued presence completely untenable. Kushner never fully divorced himself from his family business before going into administration, and even what he has done so far is over and above – a notion that breaks credibility – Presence that is bought and sold by international manufacturers. He cannot do his work.
Even Ivanka Trump, cannot separate her personal life and administration role. During a recent interview, he was asked to comment on Donald Trump on several allegations of sexual abuse and abuse. He replied that the question was “inappropriate“Because she is the daughter of the President.
It would be fair that she was not a White House adviser, but since she is, and who works on issues related to women in the workplace, the question is more than fair play. If she just wants to be the president’s daughter, she needs to get out of the West Wing.
Of course, the notion that Kushner (and hence Ivanka Trump) is unfettered by the presidency probably makes more sense that the president himself is shutting it down altogether. Trump has not only failed to separate himself from his business as he promised, but has Lock out of public funds Through payments to their resorts and clubs. He is judiciously calculating from various domestic groups and foreign interests, who are hosting their events on Trump businesses and staying in Trump hotels as a way to do favors with the man himself.
Yes, Trump makes a lot of noise about donating those profits to various government agencies, but he No receipt, as they say. The entire administration is bearing the brunt of petty corruption and corruption, and it arises from the head.
There is no reason to think that Trump will ever fire his family members unless they actually pose an existential threat to his administration. But it is not okay to do them there. Former White House ethics-based Norman Eisen, Kushner Already broke the conflict of interest rules. Even if he did not, the notion that he, and by extension the White House, is the one for sale to the highest bidder that one could be allowed to retain.
This whole thing is not normal, no matter how generalized.