Oversight Democrats Demand A Public Hearing On Jared Kushner’s Money Trails

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Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are pushing for a public hearing by the panel examining financial questions surrounding Jared Kushner, a son-in-law to ex-President Donald Trump known now for the infamous billions of dollars in support from Saudi leadership poured into an investment business of his.

Kushner has been leading that financial operation after extensive time on Trump’s presidential team, where he seemingly furthered a series of international relationships.

The push for a hearing on Kushner was outlined in a recent letter from Democratic Reps. Jamie Raskin (Md.) and Robert Garcia (Calif.). The two spoke out amid Republicans on the panel continuing to pursue an impeachment inquiry targeting President Joe Biden over supposed possibilities of serious financial corruption ensnaring the commander-in-chief, though they’ve yet to conclusively tie the president to such circumstances, with it unclear they’ll ever have the votes to approve an impeachment.

“This Committee cannot claim to be “investigating foreign nationals’ attempts to target and coerce high-ranking U.S. officials’ family members by providing money or other benefits in exchange for certain actions” while continuing to ignore these matters. We therefore urge you to work with us to finally investigate Mr. Kushner’s receipt of billions of dollars from foreign governments in deals that appear to be quid pro quos for actions he undertook as senior White House adviser in Donald Trump’s Administration,” Raskin and Garcia wrote, addressing Republicans on the panel including its chairman, Rep. James Comer (Ky.).

The Democrats wrote on the occasion of reports of Kushner eyeing further expansions to his overseas financial entanglements that again run seemingly parallel to the international connections he fostered while working in the White House.

The question of Kushner’s finances also came up during recent Republican scrutiny of Hunter Biden, a son of the current president named in the wide-reaching conspiracy theories of supposed corruption. The younger Biden himself pointed to Kushner during an extensive, closed-door deposition with Congressional investigators.