KUSHNER EXPOSED: Reporter Tears Into The Real Reasons He Met With Russian Bankers
The political firestorm around President Donald Trump’s top adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner is picking up momentum due to mounting confusion over why Kushner secretly met with the head of a Russian state-owned bank during the presidential transition in December.
However, during an interview on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald looked into the real reasons behind Kushner’s meetings with Russian bankers who also double as Vladimir Putin’s spies.
“The White House won’t be able to explain away Trump’s son-in-law’s secret overtures to the Russians,” Eichenwald explained told host Joy Reid, while dismissing the notion that Kushner was involved in diplomatic negotiations when speaking with Russian bankers.
“The problem is there is no innocent explanation — every answer they have is bad,” Eichenwald said. “You’ve got a situation and what you’re left with is Jared Kushner a fool or is he corrupt? Let’s assume it was a business meeting — you want to borrow money. Do you know of many bankers who come flying from another country to you to talk to you about giving you money? That is not making any sense, that is number one.”
“Number two, Jared Kushner knew what his role was,” Eichenwald continued. “Jared Kushner knew his father-in-law was about to be the president of the United States, and he feels like it’s appropriate to be going to banks connected to the Kremlin and say, ‘Hey, I want some money.’ You have a meeting between Jared Kushner and bank in terms of dealing with national security issues supposedly, or getting into issues of diplomacy? What is Jared Kushner doing getting involved in that to begin with? Secondly, why are they doing this at a time when Donald Trump is not the president of the United States?”
“Nothing should have been going on without it being done in coordination with the State Department,” he added. “That is how these things are handled. You don’t start with coming administration starting to run secret meetings undermining national security and foreign policy of the United States. It just doesn’t work that way.”
Watch the interview in the video below via MSNBC: