Why are Republicans allowing Trump’s son-in-law, and one of his top advisers, off the hook?
Jared Kushner, who is Donald Trump’s son-in-law and his senior White House aide, is “spooked” about testifying in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who is the chairman of the committee.
Republicans are ready to give Kushner a pass, despite all the red flags about his actions and behavior.
The committee is investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and its many ties to the Trump campaign, where Kushner was employed at a senior level.
Kushner agreed to testify to the committee, but after the transcripts of interviews with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson were made public, he changed his mind.
“It looks like our chances of getting a voluntary interview with Mr. Kushner has been shot,” Grassley stated.
The unenthusiastic response to a key figure backing out of planned testimony is part of a disturbing pattern of Republicans covering for Trump and his minions. Rather than honorably representing the will of a majority of Americans who wish to get to the bottom of the scandal, the despicable Republicans and their allies at news outlets like Fox News are playing a game of interference for Traitor Trump.
The reaction is particularly glaring considering Kushner’s actions.
Due to his repeated Russian contacts, Kushner has been cited as a person who the FBI investigation has been focused on. However, that doesn’t seem to bother the corrupt Republicans.
Kushner was a key person, along with Donald Trump Jr. and the campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who took a meeting at Trump Tower with Russians offering campaign dirt on Hillary Clinton.
He was also an important decision maker who helped to implement the Trump campaign’s digital strategy, which is also under investigation. The campaign’s digital director, Brad Parscale, confirmed that Kushner and Eric Trump were in fact “were joint deputy campaign managers” and “not one person made a decision without their approval.”
His actions since then complicate matters further. While Trump put his son-in-law in charge of extremely important issues, like the Middle East peace process, Kushner has consistently been caught failing to include all his assets on federal disclosure forms. This sketchy behavior has led several Democrats to ask for his security status to be revoked.
Kushner is key to the Russia story and the treasonous actions of the Trump campaign and administration. That he is reneging of congressional testimony should cause Republicans to be even more curious about what he has to say under oath.
But because they are corrupt and don’t care about America, they are backing off and allowing Kushner — and Trump — off the hook.