During a discussion this past weekend on MSNBC with host Jonathan Capehart, Rep. Robert Garcia (D-Calif.), who is a member in this Congress of the House Oversight Committee, said he believed that Jared Kushner (son-in-law to former President Donald Trump) is guilty of criminal acts.
Democrats have been focusing on Kushner’s business relationship with Saudi Arabia, where the country’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman dispatched billions of dollars in support to an investment operation helmed by Kushner after the latter left his years-long official position in the Trump administration. One area where potentially criminal acts have been highlighted is if significant groundwork for the later business relationship was established while Kushner was still in his official role, which doesn’t seem entirely impossible to conceptualize. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), leading Oversight Democrats in this Congress, has pointed to the Constitutional restrictions on officials while in power receiving things of value from foreign sources.
“This is something that I think is really important right now for us to focus on,” Garcia said. “The Kushners have clearly, in my opinion, broken serious laws here. There’s massive ethics issues. This is, in my opinion, the biggest political scandal right now in modern politics. We have to investigate the Kushners.”
Garcia recently used similar language — alleging potential violations of the law — in remarks on the floor of the House. Democrats on the Oversight Committee have pushed the Republican majority for a subpoena demanding potentially revealing documents from Kushner’s business, but Republicans have predictably resisted. Garcia discussed what he said was the hypocrisy of that party’s members focusing so obsessively on someone already facing the regular machinations of the justice system — Hunter Biden — while mostly ignoring Kushner reaping rewards in the billions for his business not long after leaving an actual government position, which he could have substantially leveraged. Watch below: