Washington, D.C. – As of 1:25 PM today, Jared Kushner, the senior adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, has undergone questioning recently from the House Intelligence Committee. What about, you may ask? What else but the possible (and increasingly suspicious) involvement of the Russian government in the outcome of the 2016 election. This meddling has admittedly not been confirmed, but the evidence is slowly piling up, and Kushner and Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort are caught in the middle.
The meeting with the Intelligence Committee dealt primarily with Kushner’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in the Trump Hotel during the 2016 campaign last year. But that’s not all – this meeting was allegedly billed in emails to Donald Trump Jr. as an offer from the Russian government to aid the Trump campaign. Kushner continues to deny any such allegations, but how much longer can that last? After all, the House meeting lasted three hours. Kind of hard to believe there wasn’t something to discuss.
Paul Manafort is also stuck in the crossfire – and rightfully so. He also partook in a meeting with a Russian lawyer in June of 2016 under the exact same suspicion as Kushner, and evidence to this effect is being uncovered from Trump Jr.’s email account. The Senate Intelligence Committee met with Manafort this week, and while he has agreed to additional interviews, it does not appear he has much of a choice at this point.
To put it bluntly, these two fellows are in hot water, and the Donald’s son isn’t helping. Moreover, Manafort allegedly turned over his notes from the June meeting. Nothing illegal has been confirmed just yet, but these three stooges may be about to let this case bust itself wide open. In retrospect, it is a wonder any possible Russian collusion has remained hidden for this long in the first place.