Comer Admits Kushner 'Crossed the Line of Ethics' in $2 Billion Saudi Deal, Draws Distinction With Biden Scandal


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With both the Biden Family Business scandal and Donald Trump indictments continuing to dominate the news cycles, daily, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that former President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, “crossed the line of ethics” by accepting a $2 billion investment in his investment firm from the Saudi Arabian government.

During an interview on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Comer acknowledged a recent argument made by 2024 GOP presidential candidate Chris Christie, who claimed that the Trump family, along with Kushner, “has been involved in grifting for quite some time.” Christie said:

Look, the Trump family has been involved in grifting for quite some time. Jared Kushner, six months after he leaves the White House, gets $2 billion from the Saudi Sovereign Wealth Fund when Donald Trump had put him in a position to be in the Middle East. What was Jared Kushner doing in the Middle East?

Incidentally, the same Chris Christie, as we reported on Tuesday, who said in reference to the war in Ukraine: “I think that President Biden has certainly done better than President Trump.”

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Anyway, after Tapper told Comer, “Again, sir, it all stinks to me. It all stinks,” Comer responded: (emphasis, mine)

Yeah. Look, I’ve been vocal that I think that what Kushner did crossed the line of ethics. But what Christie said, it happened after he left office. Still no excuse, Jake, but it happened after he left office. And Jared Kushner actually has a legitimate business.

This money from the Bidens happened while Joe Biden was vice president, while he was flying to those countries. He flew, days after he left Romania; his family started receiving wires from a corrupt Romanian foreign national. Days. Like four days after he left, including his granddaughter. What is his granddaughter doing getting a wire from a Romanian foreign national?

Great distinctions, great question, re: Biden’s granddaughter.

You can watch video of Comer’s comments, here:

Chris Christie was unavailable for comment.

Kushner, Trump, and the Saudi Crown Prince

In a trumped-up (pun, intended) February 2023 article titled, “After helping prince’s rise, Trump and Kushner benefit from Saudi funds,” The Washington Post wrote:

In early 2021, as Donald Trump exited the White House, he and his son-in-law Jared Kushner faced unprecedented business challenges. Revenue at Trump’s properties had plummeted during his presidency, and the attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters made his brand even more polarizing. Kushner, whose last major business foray had left his family firm needing a $1.2 billion bailout, faced his own political fallout as a senior Trump aide.

But one ally moved quickly to the rescue.

The day after leaving the White House, Kushner created a company that he transformed months later into a private equity firm with $2 billion from a sovereign wealth fund chaired by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Kushner’s firm structured those funds in such a way that it did not have to disclose the source, according to previously unreported details of Securities and Exchange Commission orms reviewed by The Washington Post. His business used a commonly employed strategy that allows many equity firms to avoid transparency about funding sources, experts said.

Ah, “experts.” Ever notice how one side’s experts are the other side’s politically predisposed useful idiots?

It should be noted that not one word in the above block quote points to anything illegal, and on the contrary, the Post admitted that the Securities and Exchange Commission was well aware of Kushner’s Saudi deal and that his private business uses a “commonly employed strategy to avoid transparency.”

So, where’s the beef, exactly?

The Bottom Line

I’m not suggesting that Kushner’s deal with the Saudis was ethical — or unethical — but I am saying that the differences between Kushner’s deal and then-Vice President Biden’s alleged direct involvement in Hunter Biden’s nefarious business deals were, and remain, profound.

The Bidens likely raked in millions of dollars — not for business ventures, as was Kushner’s case, but as direct payments to a multitude of shell companies and eventually into multiple bank accounts.

Sorry, Democrats — how does the old saying go? That dog don’t hunt? Yeah, that.

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