Jared Kushner, the criminal Clown Prince of the Trump administration, has managed to lie low for the past few months but is now surging back into the limelight with the news that he might be the next White House Chief of Staff after John Kelly’s departure.
And just in case Kushner’s repeatedly demonstrated incompetency and shady foreign entanglements weren’t enough to convince any rational person that he shouldn’t be given such a powerful position, reports have now emerged that implicate him in what some might consider blackmail.
The Daily Beast has revealed that Kushner worked with David Pecker, the publisher of the tabloid rag The National Enquirer, to plan a way to intimidate and humiliate television’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, former friends of both Donald Trump and Jared Kushner.
While serving as a Senior White House Advisor, Kushner became the go-between for Trump and Pecker, performing duties that had previously fallen on Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen.
Both Cohen and Pecker are now cooperating with the investigators probing President Trump and his cronies. Pecker has admitted to making hush money payments to Trump’s former mistress in concert with the Trump campaign.
Reportedly, Kushner and Pecker would range across myriad topics during their private conversations as their relationship strengthened. Pecker got access to the power of the Trump White House and the administration maintained an ally in the press.
Eventually, Kushner and Pecker discussed dirt that The National Enquirer had on Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, both of whom had become outspoken critics of Donald Trump. It’s still unclear what this dirt was, but the willingness to smear the president’s critics demonstrates what a sleazy little man Kushner is.
Last year, Scarborough revealed that he received a call warning him that The National Enquirer they planned to run a negative story about Mika and him because of Pecker’s friendship with Trump. Scarborough was told that if he apologized to the president, the story would be squashed.
It now appears that, even if he wasn’t the sole mastermind behind them, Kushner was aware of the intimidation tactics. Such a man should not be anywhere near the federal government, let alone White House Chief of Staff. The corruption and nepotism have to end.