Campaign For Accountability Seeks FBI File On Trump Son-In-Law Jared Kushner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the FBI and Department of Justice seeking any criminal records regarding President-elect Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.  Mr. Kushner is reportedly seeking a position in the White House although anti-nepotism rules may preclude this.


Click on the links below to read the FOIAs

CfA Executive Director Anne Weismann stated, “In light of Jared Kushner’s influence with President-elect Trump – and the fact that Mr. Kusher may be seeking a position for which a security clearance may be required – it is critical for Americans to know whether the FBI discovered any evidence he engaged in any criminal conduct.”

Michael Mauboussin: Here’s what active managers can do

michael mauboussin, Credit Suisse, valuation and portfolio positioning, capital markets theory, competitive strategy analysis, decision making, skill versus luck, value investing, Legg Mason, The Success Equation, Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition, analysts, behavioral finance, More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places, academics , valuewalkThe debate over active versus passive management continues as trends show the ongoing shift from active into passive funds. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more At the Morningstar Investment Conference, Michael Mauboussin of Counterpoint Global argued that the rise of index funds has made it more difficult to be an active manager. Drawing Read More

In 2001, the Federal Election Commission investigated Mr. Kushner’s father, Charles Kushner, and his business associates, including Jared Kushner and other family members, for violating campaign finance laws.  The FEC found reason to believe Jared Kushner had exceeded the then-aggregate contribution limit of $25,000 in a calendar year by making $41,000 in contributions.  The case was ultimately dismissed after Mr. Kushner, his father and others agreed to pay then-record civil penalties of more than $500,000.  Following the FEC action, then-New Jersey U.S. Attorney Chris Christie opened a criminal investigation. Charles Kushner ultimately pleaded guilty to tax evasion, witness tampering, and making illegal campaign donations.

Because of the intense public interest in the Trump transition and its advisors, and the key role Mr. Kushner is expected to play, CfA has sought expedition, asking that the documents be provided within ten business days.

Shortly before the election, the FBI released records from the 2001 investigation into President Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich.  The bureau also has publicly discussed its investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as FBI Director James Comey, stated, because “the American people deserve those details in a case of intense public interest.”

Ms. Weismann continued, “Given the extent to which Jared Kushner already has been in the public spotlight as the son-in-law of and close advisor to President-elect Trump, the anticipated role he will play in a Trump administration, and the already publicly available information concerning his violations of campaign finance laws, the public has the right to know whether and the extent to which Mr. Kushner may have engaged in illegal activities.”

CfA is nonprofit watchdog organization that uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life and hold those who act at the expense of the public good accountable for their actions.

Article by Campaign For Accountability