Where's Jared Kushner's Special Counsel?
If the rules have now been changed and special counsels can be appointed to investigate private citizens, let's talk about Jared Kushner.
Jared Kushner Is The Elephant In The GOP’s Hunter Biden Room
By now, people who pay attention to politics know that Jared Kushner magically got $2 billion from Saudi Arabia for a new business venture six months after the Trump administration ended. The Saudi royal family panel that screens the investments recommended against giving Kushner the money, but he still got his cash.
Democrats in Congress had been investigating Trump and Kushner for potentially selling US foreign policy, but once Republicans took control of the House, they decided that the real problem was Hunter Biden, who is a private citizen who has never worked in a presidential administration and did not mysteriously receive $2 billion from a foreign government.
House Republicans have no evidence that President Biden participated in his son’s business dealings, but they decided that the big priority was investigating Hunter Biden.
The House GOP pressured US Attorney David Weiss and demanded to know why he wasn’t named special counsel. In fact, more than 30 Republican senators demanded that Weiss be named special counsel, and they were using the lack of a special counsel to argue that Biden has politicized the DOJ.
Once Hunter Biden’s plea deal fell apart, Weiss formally asked for the special counsel designation. Attorney General Garland saw an opportunity to prove to Republicans that the DOJ is independent, so he gave Republicans what they wanted.
Republicans in Congres have since responded with a days-long freakout because the Weiss appointment undercuts their argument for impeaching President Biden.
The end result is that we have a new standard for the appointment of a special counsel, and Jared Kushner is sitting in the corner with a whole bunch of Saudi cash in a situation that is crying out for an investigation.
Republicans can’t argue that Hunter Biden requires a special counsel and Jared Kushner does not.
The good news is that Democrats are mounting a push to bring attention to Kushner and Trump’s graft which we will discuss below.
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