BAILEY T. STEEN | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018
White House advisor Jared Kushner, once the serene golden boy of the ever-scandalous Trump administration, is drowning in trouble. The trusted son-in-law, wielding government power because of blatant nepotism rather than any real government experience, is a key voice in the direction of American policy foreign and domestic. It should come as no surprise that corruption is the overarching family affair for Trump policy — and a Trump™ by any other name still holds their fair share of conflicting interests.
Understandably, readers may be out of the loop on the many scandals of Jared Kushner, the goodie-two-shoes keeping the family afloat, and the sea of money on which they reside. That’s why we here at TrigTent decided to break down all of them in a somewhat digestible fashion — free from mainstream agendas behind The New York Times and The Washington Post, the toxic partisanship of Salon and Vox, without the lies by omitting evidence seen in The Daily Wire. The Trumps deserve their fair trial and the story of the swamp is already ugly before we’ve even began.
1. Qatar and 666 Fifth Avenue
To the inconvenience of the anti-Islamist Trump administration, the Clintons weren’t the only ones reaching their hands into the pockets of the world’s largest theocrats. According to a stunning new report from The Intercept, Kushner Companies, a real estate firm owned by Jared’s biological father Charles Kushner, were rallying Qatar’s minister of finance for investments in the company’s signature 666 Fifth Avenue property in New York City.
Speaking under the conditions of anonymity to two financial sources (who claim to be of both the Democratic and Republican party), citing risk to their jobs should their identities be revealed, The Intercept’s own Clayton Swisher and Ryan Grim were told of two 30-minute undisclosed meetings held between Kushner’s CEO father, Qatar Finance Minister Ali Sharif Al Emadi (who only attended one meeting) and envoys speaking on the…