House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer told CNN’s Jake Tapper Thursday that he believes former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, “crossed the line of ethics” by accepting a $2 billion investment from the Saudis. However, when he was just two months on the job, Comer eliminated a probe looking into Kushner’s business dealings.
“Look, and I’ve been vocal that I think that what Kushner did crossed the line of ethics,” Comer said. What [Chris] Christie said it happened after he left office, still no excuse, Jake. But it happened after he left office.”
And Jared Kushner actually has a legitimate business,” he continued. This money from the Biden’s happened while Joe Biden was vice president, while he was flying to those countries, he flew. Days after he left Romania, his family started receiving wires from corrupt Romanian for national.
“This is why we’re investigating. And it’s difficult, Jake. It’s very difficult,” Comer insisted. “The Biden attorneys are obstructing. They’re intimidating witnesses. The DOJ will not cooperate with us. The FBI will not cooperate with us. The FBI will not cooperate with us. The IRS will not cooperate with us. Thank God we had whistleblowers from the IRS testify on our committee that they were told to stand down by the DOJ.”
Via the New York Post:
Kushner reportedly received a $2 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund — with expected annual management fees of $25 million — six months after Trump left office, drawing comparisons to Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings.
Kushner’s firm Affinity Partners made the deal despite a Saudi Public Investment Fund review panel’s concerns about “inexperience” and a due diligence review that was “unsatisfactory in all aspects,” according to meeting minutes reported by the New York Times.
The problem is that Comer’s only evidence is what he says, and the Kentucky Republican has a penchant for lying. We need solid evidence to explain why Republicans are harassing the President’s family. And that clown stopped the investigation into Kushner’s deal with the Saudis.
Important timeline from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW):