5 Signs the Walls Are Closing in on Jared Kushner

To say that it’s been a rough week for presidential advisor Jared Kushner is an understatement. Despite having no relevant government experience, Kushner snagged a top government position by virtue of being Donald Trump’s son-in-law, and now it looks like the jig may be up, at last.

Here are some signs that Kushner is on his way out of the White House, and possibly on his way to jail:

1. HE LOST HIS TOP SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE

After a full year of having an interim top secret security clearance and being unable to get intelligence approval for permanent clearance, Kushner has finally had his clearance downgraded, thanks in large part to Chief of Staff John Kelly.

While he still has basic secret security clearance, that’s hardly saying anything. According to Slate, even “lowly congressional aides” receive interim secret clearance while waiting for top secret clearance – “no questions asked.” The reason for that is because all documents simply labeled “secret” are so tame that they don’t contain any content that has a chance of damaging national security.

2. HE CAN’T EFFECTIVELY DO HIS JOB ANYMORE

Losing his top secret security clearance isn’t just an issue of ego and pride for Kushner, it’s hugely problematic for him to complete the tasks Trump has assigned him. For example, Kushner is charged with bringing peace to the Middle East, but he’s now legally forbidden from reading intelligence reports about that area.

Although the White House has publicly stated they have confidence in Kushner maintaining his duties without appropriate clearance, that seems inplausible to experts on the subject. “He no longer has access to a range of intelligence information that ordinarily someone in his position and somebody with his responsibilities would normally be privy to in order to perform their functions,” Bradley Moss, a national security and clearance lawyer, told Politico.

3. FOREIGN AGENTS CONSIDER HIM AN EASY TARGET FOR MANIPULATION

A new investigative report released this week found that officials in China, Mexico, Israel and the United Arab Emirates were engaged in discussions on ways that Kushner can be easily influenced.

Sources within the White House described Kushner as “naďve and being tricked,” particularly when he took meetings with foreign officials without a more experienced staff on his side.

In addition to participating in top level political dealings without a background in such affairs, the foreign agents identified Kushner’s extensive international business holdings and debts as something that canbe used to motivate him on political decisions.

4. MUELLER IS DIGGING INTO HIS INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL DEALINGS

Considering all of these debts, it’s no surprise that sources close to Robert Mueller say that the special counsel is “focused… like a laser” on Kushner at this point in his investigation. Even those within the White House have been waiting for the other shoe to drop on Kushner and his shady dealings.

Having it pretty much leaked that Kushner is likely to be indicted next or at least soon, he can’t be having an easy time of things right now.

5. HIS PRESENCE IS ONCE AGAIN A REMINDER OF NEPOTISM

With all that’s going on in Kushner’s life, his wife, Ivanka Trump, chose a poor time to try to scold a reporter for asking a question about her father’s multiple sexual misconduct accusers. “I think it’s a pretty inappropriate question to ask a daughter,” Ivanka said, as though she’s not a leading aide for the president who would normally field such questions.

That moment was quickly followed by calls from the media and public for Ivanka to quit since it was actually inappropriate for her to take a job at the White House in the first place. We’ve let it slide for Ivanka and Kushner to take these top Executive Branch roles, but there’s renewed pressure for them to get pushed out for the very reasons they should have never joined the West Wing from the start.

Moving forward, it’s up to President Trump to decide whether he holds on to the distraction that is Kushner given his familial connection. At this point, it’d probably be kinder to give Kushner the boot to prevent himself from getting in any more trouble, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned about this White House, it’s that the occupants believe the rules don’t apply to them.

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59 comments

Marie W
Marie W3 months ago

Thank you for sharing

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Chrissie R
Chrissie R8 months ago

Thanks for posting.

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Danuta W
Danuta W8 months ago

thank you for sharing

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Doree T
Doree Tylor9 months ago

i really hope he is the weakest link, that breaks the whole dam wide open

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Rhoberta E
Rhoberta E9 months ago

A typical response from david f
Just because he's probably doing illegal things begging for money on your dime for his private holdings don't worry david. He sounds like your kind of guy.
NO relevant experience to be the minister of everything. Prison reform, peace talks, infrastructure, cabinet minister to Mexico, Canada and goodness knows how many other countries. Maybe he can find one to lend him the money he needs.
I ALMOST forgot, met with baby trump and Russians AND under investigation.
I hope many people "give a flip" !!!

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Peggy B
Peggy B9 months ago

TYFS

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Past Member
Past Member 9 months ago

Are we talking about the Baltimore slumlord... THAT Jared Kushner?

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Winn A
Winn A9 months ago

:-(

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Winn A
Winn A9 months ago

Lock him up and throw away the key.

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Karen Swenson
Karen Swenson9 months ago

@Paul B--Yes, I know Jared is NOT Rumps Son. Jared's father was convicted of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion and witness tampering and served time in Federal Prison.

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