Chief of staff John Kelly is disrupting the Trump family by asking the question the rest of the nation would like to know: what does Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump do all day in the White House?
Kelly has reportedly become increasingly frustrated with the couple, claiming they’re the ones who are making the president change his mind at the last minute, as he’s prone to do.
He is questioning what they’re doing all day and is frustrated with their “freelancing.”
But, strangely enough, Kelly seemed to have many good things to say about Kushner last month.
“As I told Jared days ago, I have full confidence in his ability to continue performing his duties in his foreign policy portfolio including overseeing our Israeli–Palestinian peace effort and serving as an integral part of our relationship with Mexico,” he said. “Everyone in the White House is grateful for these valuable contributions to furthering the president’s agenda. There is no truth to any suggestion otherwise.”
It’s almost as if people in Trump’s administration are willing to lie to cover each other.
Kushner has been in the spotlight recently after getting his security clearance downgraded, and falling under the eye of watchdog groups after family companies for million dollar loans aft meeting with White House officials.
According to Bryan Calzadilla from The Liberal Examiner:
The equity firm Apollo Global Management was caught lending $184 million to Kushner Companies last November. This came just shortly after Joshua Harris, one of the co-founders of the equity firm, met and advised the Trump administration on infrastructure.
According to The New York Times, Kushner and Harris had met multiple times during regular visits to the White House. It was reported that the two spoke about potential jobs at the White House (but the job opportunity never became a reality.)
In early 2017, Citigroup also lent Kushner Companies millions of dollars. The loan of $325 was offered after Kushner met with Citigroup’s chief executive, Michael L. Corbat.
The two loans were used by Kushner companies to finance buildings. The loan from Apollo went towards a mortgage on a Chicago skyscraper and the loan from Citigroup was used for Brooklyn office buildings.
A spokesman for Apollo stated that Harris was not involved in the decision to loan Kushner Companies money. He added that the loan “went through the firm’s standard approval process.”
You know what, Trump, we think it is time to drain the swamp.
You’re the swamp.
H/T: The Hill