‘Crossing the line of ethics’: Jamie Raskin uses GOP approval to demand House subpoena against Jared Kushner

Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, on Thursday sent a letter to Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., urging him to subpoena Affinity Partners, Jared Kushner’s billionaire Saudi-backed private investment firm. In the letter, Raskin urged Comer to ask Kushner to provide the requested documentation after the company “ignored” voluntary requests for information.

“Your recent acknowledgment that “what Kushner has done has crossed the line of ethics,” and your repeated claims that our committee is “investigating attempts by foreign nationals to harm family members of senior US officials by providing money or others Targeting and coercing wisely encourages me “benefits in exchange for specific actions,” Raskin wrote. “In light of these concerns, I urge you to conduct a serious and impartial investigation by issuing a subpoena to Affinity and requesting that the company comply with my request dated February 15, 2023 to shortly file documents regarding receipt of billions of dollars from the Gulf monarchies.” After Mr. Kushner left a senior position in the White House, he changed US foreign policy toward Saudi Arabia and the Middle East in favor of Saudi Arabia — a request that you have so far allowed Mr. Kushner to ignore and resist,” added he added.

Comer previously explained on CNN that Kushner “Crossing the line of ethics” after accepting $2 billion from the Saudis for his private equity firm shortly after leaving the White House. Democrats are interested in Kushner’s dealings with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with whom Kushner was in frequent contact during his time as Trump’s senior adviser. after to insiders. Insiders also reported that while in government, Kushner pushed for Suadi Arabia to be Trump’s first foreign visit, that Kushner arranged for the crown prince to get a bargain in a $100 million deal with Lockheed Martin, and that he constantly communicated with him via voice and text message without keeping National Security Council officials informed, even after the infamous assassination of Saudi dissident and US citizen Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents.

Tom Vazquez

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