“This is what grifters do“
A conservative pundit and political analyst says Jared Kushner is using his role as White House Senior Advisor to the President to travel around the world pretending to be working on a Middle East peace plan, but actually is working to obtain contracts for post-presidency Trump family businesses.
Calling it a “con job,” MSNBC political analyst Rick Tyler said, “Jared Kushner is not out securing peace in the Middle East or securing peace with Saudi Arabia, he’s out to secure contracts for a post-presidential business, both for him, for Ivanka, for himself, for his family, and for Donald Trump.”
“This is what grifters do,“ said Tyler, who once served as National Spokesperson and Communications Director for Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign.
Kushner “is good at one thing: securing business finance contracts,” he noted.
Tyler made the accusation on MSNBC Friday morning while discussing the news President Trump personally ordered then-White House chief-of-staff John Kelly to give Kushner a top secret security clearance despite warnings from Kelly, White House Counsel Don McGahn, and intelligence officials.
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle noted that Kushner is “good at securing business contracts, but on the other side he can offer U.S. Government leniency – we have to remember that.”
President Trump and First Daughter Ivanka Trump have both lied, saying the President did not intervene to order Kushner be granted the security clearance he should not have been entrusted with.
New biographer claims she knows how Kim Jong Un will die
A new biography about Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield is uncovering many of the unique moments in the childhood of the North Korean dictator. But one piece that isn't included in the book is her prediction for how the leader will die.
In a CNN interview with Brian Todd, Fifield explained that Kim's chain-smoking, drinking and consumption of rich and fatty foods would likely be his undoing. She doesn't anticipate he'll ever have a coup d'etat, but he could probably have a heart attack.
Other shocking observations she made include that Kim's parents had to bring in children so that he would have someone to play with him, effectively meaning his "friends" were paid for.
Black Republican: Cops ‘treat their dogs better than they treat us’
Black Republican political commentator Shermichael Singleton was part of a panel discussing the Phoenix police department that violently arrested the parents of a little girl who walked out of a dollar store with a doll.
The incident occurred months ago, but only now the footage is being released by police, revealing the way the family was treated.
Democratic strategist Joel Payne seemed appalled at the police in the video and the mark that likely left on the children who experienced it.
"I think about that young man talking about his child, and this is their first interaction with police," he said, noting Father's Day. "And that is the life, that's the life lesson that that child is being taught is that in that moment, that police officer was trying to hurt her and to hurt her parents. That's unacceptable."
US attacks Russia’s power grid — but Trump was kept in the dark about it
The New York Times is reporting that the United States is cyber attacking Russia's electric power grid and other targets—and that President Donald Trump is being kept out of the loop.
"The American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before."
Trump has not been briefed on the operation because of “the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials.”