It seems that gangsters like to slather their homes with fake gold adornments. Gilded chairs, cheap velvet fabrics, and tacky gold statues. Dishes rimmed with gold, gold-adorned columns, and even golden toilets display garishness at its worst. Oh wait, is that what Donald Trump penthouse in New York is like? Look at this.
When Kushner owned The New York Observer, he hired Ken Kurson to run it back in 2013. But then, it was time to haul the family down to Washington, D.C. The first son-in-law put the paper into a family trust. As the paper’s editor-in-chief aka Kushner’s buddy remained there until 2017.
So what Kurson doing that got him into trouble? As Trump was packing up the gold goodies in his Oval Office, he paused a moment to pardon Kurson. All the federal charges for a cyberstalking campaign were swept under the golden rug.
The glare hurts our eyes. And yet we plow forward through gaudy room after room, dripping with gold. Donald Trump was about as genuine as his fake marble and gold Roman columns. And like his brother Tony Soprano, he gifted people close to his family with godfather-like pardons. And what a family.
There was the pardoned Roger Stone, the nutty guy with Richard Nixon tattooed to his back and guarded by a group of Oath Keeper bodyguards. And worse.
We know that the ex-president pardoned his top hawker Michael Flynn. You know, the guy who kept shouting about Secretary Hillary Clinton “Lock her up! Lock her up!” But who was that other guy that Trump pardoned? That is right the one with son-in-law Jared’s arms around him.
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance charged Kurson in Brooklyn Federal Court last year with felony eavesdropping and harassment:
‘[S]talking and harassing three victims he blamed for his 2015 divorce.’
Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance commanded:
‘We will not accept presidential pardons as get-out-of-jail-free cards for the well-connected in New York. As alleged in the complaint, Mr. Kurson launched a campaign of cybercrime, manipulation, and abuse from his perch at the New York Observer, and now the people of New York will hold him accountable.’
Trump pardoned the cyberstalking friend, Ken Kurson while the federal case was still boiling in the pot. The ex-president nominated him to the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with that job came a traditional background check. The results were shocking to the investigators:
‘A close friend of Jared Kushner was slapped with state harassment charges — nearly eight months after he scored a last-minute pardon from President Donald Trump wiping away federal charges for the same alleged cyberstalking campaign.’
Kurson had been doing it again, allegedly writing negative online reviews of his victims. He used aliases and even went so far as to appear at the places they worked.
Apparently, Kushner’s had no trouble with Kurson photographing several of those workplaces. Then, the cyberstalker asked what their schedule was like. It creeped out their coworkers, according to Vance’s prosecutors. So he is back in court and not a single get-out-of-jail-free card for the man.
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