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Reckless Speculation: Robert Mueller Probably Already Has the Goods on Kushner

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | October 30, 2017 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | October 30, 2017 |

Having read the 12-count, 31-page indictment on Paul Manafort this morning, one particular count stood out:

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That’s a FARA violation (or failure to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act). That’s something we already know that Michael Flynn is guilty of (and his indictment is no doubt coming soon).

Meanwhile, another indictment was also unsealed today. A foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump, George Papadopoulos actually pled guilty to lying to the FBI about contacts with Russia.

He is the guy, by the way, who originally suggested a meeting between Trump and Russia/Putin:

Look: I don’t know the fine points of these laws, and this is pure (reckless) speculation on my part, but these violations certainly seem similar to what Jared Kushner has been investigated for, namely failure to register assets and failure to disclose to the FBI (i.e., lying) in applying for his security clearance.

In short, here’s a few things for which Kushner has been investigated:

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It’s clear from the indictments on George Papadopoulos and Manafort that Mueller takes lying to the FBI and failure to disclose seriously, and those certainly seem like the kinds of crimes that Kushner has also committed (there’s probably a few financial crimes, as well).

I’m not alone in thinking this could implicate Kushner, as well:

I’m just sayin’. But you don’t go after the son-in-law first. You let him stew. You build a bigger case — maybe a little money laundering here, a little tax evasion there, hiding a touch of foreign assets — and then you go for the kill.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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