Former Obama ethics czar: Jared may be ‘headed for the pokey’ if Wolff’s book is accurate
Norm Eisen, the former ethics czar for President Barack Obama, on Friday identified yet another a major problem for Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, noting the top White House aide is “headed for the pokey” if claims made in Michael Wolff’s new book are true.
if Jared encouraged Trump to fire Comey to protect Kushner family business dealings from scrutiny as Fire & Fury (p. 210-11) claims, then Jared conspired to obstruct justice & headed for the pokey. h/t @J_Insider
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) January 5, 2018
As Eisen notes, Wolff reports in his new book “Fire and Fury” that Kushner’s motivation for convincing Trump to fire former FBI Director James Comey stemmed from a desire to protect his family’s business dealings from investigation.
In November, the Wall Street Journal reported that Kushner was instrumental in Trump’s decision to fire Comey. He conferred with the president during a pivotal weekend in May at Trump’s Bedminster golf club in New Jersey, and pushed for Comey’s dismissal.
That move eventually set the stage for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is in turn reportedly investigating Kushner’s businesses, as well as his knowledge of Russian interference and possible obstruction of justice.