Jamie Raskin Pursuing ‘All The Information’ On Jared Kushner’s Dubious Foreign Financial Ties


Democrats on the House Oversight Committee, where the party’s members are led in this Congress by Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, are continuing their pursuit of information related to financial dealings involving Jared Kushner, the son-in-law to former President Donald Trump whose investment operation received $2 billion from a Saudi Arabian fund controlled in substantial part by that country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Kushner’s business endeavor benefited as such not long after the former president’s close family member left a years-long role in the Trump administration. On the then-president’s team, Kushner had — despite a lack of substantial experience in these areas — been involved in concerns from foreign policy to handling the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States.

Raskin recently pushed Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), who chairs the Oversight panel, for the issuance of a subpoena targeting revealing documents from the Kushner operation, and Raskin accompanied his push with an interview on MSNBC. Raskin indicated among the areas of concern for Democrats was whether any beginning stages of the eventual investment arrangement had moved forward while Kushner was in his government position, arguing such could violate the restrictions in the Constitution on officials receiving certain things of value from foreign interests.

“So, we want all the information,” Raskin told Chris Hayes. “In the same way that the committee is going for all the information about Hunter Biden, who after all never worked for the government, was not in the Biden administration — he’s the adult, emancipated son of President Biden. They want all that information. We should get the information about Jared Kushner, who is not just President Trump’s son-in-law, but he was actually managing Middle East foreign policy at the time.”

Raskin also discussed hefty management fees — reaching tens of millions of dollars at a time — evidently going towards Kushner’s income. Though Kushner is staying ostensibly distant from Trump’s latest run for office, Kushner already spent years wielding federal government power.