representative. Jimmy Raskin The Maryland Democrat, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, formally asked the Republican leadership of his committee on Thursday to subpoena documents related to the $2 billion Saudi investment in Saudi Arabia. Jared Kushner money management fund
“I am writing to ask you to issue a subpoena to Jared Kushner’s investment firm, A Fin Management LLC (Affinity), to compel it to produce documents relating to the extraordinary financing it has received from foreign governments — including billions of dollars from sovereign wealth funds controlled by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE. United Arab Emirates – Shortly after Mr. Kushner left government service, where he served as a senior advisor to his father-in-law, then-President Donald Trump, and oversaw American foreign policy in the Middle East.” Raskin’s letter to the president begins. James Comer (R-KY).
Raskin was also martyred comments Presented next to CNN Jake Tapper Earlier in the month in a letter. I am encouraged by your recent acknowledgment that “what Kushner did crossed the bounds of morality” and your repeated assertions that our committee “investigates attempts by foreign nationals” to target and coerce family members of high-ranking US officials through the provision of funds or other matters. “Benefits in exchange for certain actions,” Raskin continued, making a not-so-subtle comparison to the Hunter Biden investigation.
In the letter, the Maryland Democrat also noted that when the Democrats were in the majority, they demanded documents from Kushner related to his business relationship with Saudi Arabia and its controversial crown prince. Mohammed bin Salman . “Despite repeated efforts by Committee Democrats to obtain relevant documents to understand the full scope of Mr. Kushner’s foreign business dealings and the legal, constitutional, and ethical problems they create, Mr. Kushner and his fund have refused to cooperate with our requests.” Raskin adds.
While the ex-president Donald Trump Kushner was in office, and was repeatedly accused of running his own foreign policy operation in the White House, which led to tensions later. condemnation From Trump’s first secretary of state Rex Tillerson. Kushner also made headlines because of his close relationship with bin Salman, who was reported to be in March 2018 described Kushner “in his pocket”.
Raskin also explains that Kushner, who had no experience running an investment firm, was notorious Unsuccessful A real estate investor, before working in the White House under his father-in-law, receives a huge salary from the company:
As Democrats on the committee have repeatedly insisted, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s direct personal involvement in ensuring Mr. Kushner’s access to $2 billion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund — plus a $25 million annual administration fee — raises the possibility of a significant trade-off. Mr. Kushner’s official actions in the White House, where he helped significantly reshape US foreign policy toward Saudi Arabia.
As the 2024 campaign season heats up and Republicans continue to focus on Hunter Biden and their allegations of corruption surrounding the Biden family, Raskin And he seems ready to make sure Jared Kushner is in the conversation, too.
Read the full letter here.