Ken Kurson, a longtime ally of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, saw his nomination for a seat on the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities go down in flames after the FBI started looking into allegations that he harassed a doctor at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital.
The New York Times reports that the FBI this past spring interviewed Mount Sinai doctors who described Kurson’s disturbing behavior toward a female doctor who had been a friend of Kurson’s for years.
“The female doctor had become so worried that Mount Sinai arranged for someone to accompany her to and from the hospital for at least a few days,” two of the Times’ sources claim. “The doctor, who had been a longtime friend of the couple’s, told hospital officials that she was concerned about what she saw as Mr. Kurson’s angry, erratic behavior.”
Kurson has subsequently withdrawn from consideration for the National Endowment for the Humanities post, although he insisted to the Times that it was only due to the large amount of paperwork he had to fill out as part of the background check process.
In addition to his long relationship with Kushner, Kurson was also a former speechwriter for Trump attorney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani — and he even co-wrote Giuliani’s 2002 book, called “Leadership.”