With the arrests of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates confirmed, most eyes are set on former national security advisor Michael Flynn as the next to fall in the long line of Trumpians. However, as Special Counsel Robert Mueller climbs up the ranks in his investigation, what are the actual Trumps thinking?
If you asked them, they’d tell you the investigation was a waste of time and call it a “witch hunt.” However, sources indicate a different mood for some of the Trumps.
Specifically, Trump’s daughter turned White House adviser Ivanka Trump and Senior Adviser to the President son-in-law Jared Kushner are sweating it big time despite their cool demeanor. According to sources close with the two who spoke to Vanity Fair, they are actually in “a world of shit.”
‘They’re in a world of shit. He may seem cool, but he’s sweating, and she’s like her father. She’ll never acknowledge it and [will] blame the media. But she’s been working on her reputation forever, and now it’s going to suffer horrifically. And for what?’
Sources also told Vanity Fair when the indictments became public, Kushner started becoming concerned, calling people frantically asking if the investigation would legitimately reveal something.
Reality is finally setting in – at least for one of them as it should considering some of the revelations about Kushner that has come up recently. For instance, Kushner failed to include meetings with Russia’s Sergey Gorkov and former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on his security form (SF-86). Because of this, Democrats in the House of Representatives have asked for Kushner’s security clearance to be removed.
‘Knowingly falsifying or concealing information on a SF-86 questionnaire is a felony, punishable by up to five years in prison.’
That was back in May. The fact that Kushner is just now starting to worry shows just how detached from reality he is.
As for Ivanka, her father vaguely suggested she return to New York. He remarked:
‘Baby, you’re getting killed, this is a bad deal.’
Though she continues to remain in the White House, reports are circulating she has nothing to return to in the glamorous world of New York City. In the same Vanity Fair article that reported they are “in a world of shit,” they noted her social circle has shrunk thanks to their role in the White House. Rather than the fun times and the fancy lifestyle full of parties with celebrities, they have been hosting legislators, talking about tax plans, and trying to achieve peace in the Middle East.
Even if they gave up their roles in the White House, they have little to return to socially. Originally, they were considered to be the way to temper Trump’s far right wing persona. However, they’ve done little to do so. Trump still tries to kill millions of Americans by snatching away health care, he’s still trying to institute a Muslim ban, he’s tried banning transgender individuals from joining the military, and he’s still trying to build that ridiculous wall. Ivanka has done little to curb that extremism. Vanity Fair wrote:
‘Their social circle has shifted, real-estate prospects are waning, and widespread negativity awaits.’
Even if their former friends would accept them back into their glamorous lives with open arms, the press would still haunt their doorsteps.
Regardless of if they have a life back in New York, Kushner, at least, is beginning to realize just how serious things are. The Mueller investigation has always been a serious deal. Yet, look who is just catching up with the Trump-Russia train. It is inevitable that Kushner will go down, eventually. It’s just a matter of how soon.
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