The Trump administration is imploding in slow motion. The White House is hemorrhaging officials at an unprecedented rate either through firings, resignations or — in the case of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and several other Trump officials — indictments.
Disgraced former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has even struck a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. The clock is ticking on the remaining administration officials and the smart money seems to be that more indictments will be arriving in the near future.
Jared Kushner, in particular, seems to be worried that disaster is looming for him. The Washington Post reports that his legal team is looking to hire a crisis management firm, in the clearest indication yet that the president’s son-in-law is worried about the Mueller probe. So far the legal team has privately reached out to two firms and been turned down by at least one.
Despite the fact that Kushner’s attorneys requested the firms not reveal that they’d been contacted, The Post learned of the move through four different people familiar with the conversations. The fact that they wanted to keep the conversations secret shows that they realize how guilty it makes Ivanka’s husband look.
The Post reached out to Abe Lowell, Kushner’s lawyer and he explained the move:
“My law firm and I are considering hiring an outside consultant to handle the time-consuming incoming inquiries on the cases in which I am working that receive media attention. This inquiry from you about whether I am doing this is a good example of why we need one,” Lowell said.
Kushner has come under increased scrutiny recently due to revelations that he personally directed Michael Flynn in December to contact the Russian ambassador and convince him to intercede on a United Nations resolution about Israel. It’s still unclear what the full nature of Kushner’s relationship with the treasonous Flynn was during the election and transition but if what we know already is any indication, further revelations could prove to be damning.
Hopefully, the hiring is a sign of good things to come. Kushner doesn’t belong within spitting distance of the White House, let alone slinking through its halls. Somehow, this talentless, sycophantic hack has failed his way into managing the government’s response to the opioid epidemic and forging a lasting peace in the Middle East.
Both are deadly serious issues that deserve a calm, experienced hand, not the president’s clueless son-in-law. The sooner he and the rest of this corrupt regime are kicked to the curb or thrown behind bars, the sooner real patriots can get back to the business of running this country.