(PatriotWise.com) – Concerning his alleged dealings with Qatari interests, a biographer who covered Jared Kushner’s real estate company likened his previous financial difficulties to a “ticking time bomb.”
The Kushner Company, a family-run company whose president is the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump, was required to make a $1.4 billion debt payment for a New York City property at 666 Fifth Avenue in 2017. Kushner then visited Qatar to talk about a blockade imposed against the nation along with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Kushner was then serving as a senior advisor to Trump with a focus on Middle Eastern issues.
After a year, the blockade against Qatar was lifted, and President Trump reversed his earlier support for the agreement. According to The Real Deal, Brookfield Asset Management paid $1.28 billion for a ground-floor lease at 666 Fifth around the same time, assisting the business with its debt problems. The sovereign wealth fund of Qatar was the group’s second-largest stakeholder at the time, which led some to accuse Kushner of exchanging advantageous political strategies to benefit his family’s business.
Vicky Ward, the author of the 2019 biography Kushner, Inc., said during a Sunday appearance on MSNBC that the situation at the time was a “ticking time bomb” for Kushner and that it was much more severe than the allegations regarding business dealings against President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter because Kushner might have been negotiating advantageous business deals while actively working for the White House.
Ward said to host Medhi Hasan, “It’s very, very serious that, as you said, it doesn’t have the appeal of Hunter Biden and the missing laptop, nude photos.” “It’s a complicated story, as you very effectively illustrated. The investigation is still very, very serious despite that, though.”
If there were such conflicts of interest, if he did conduct foreign policy in the Middle East—in particular, switching sides on the Saudis’ blockade of Qatar—basically to support his family’s business, that is a crime. The optics of everything in this, you know, were always there. As you say, Kushner’s financial issues are depicted in my book, Kushner, Inc., as this ticking time bomb.
The Senate Finance Committee and House Oversight Committee are looking into the potential conflict of interest.
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