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Sat May 27, 2017, 02:28 PM

Trump Returns to Crisis Over Kushner as White House Tries to Contain It

Source: NYT

Mr. Trumps private legal team, led by his New York lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, was preparing to meet in Washington to face fresh questions about contacts between Mr. Kushner and representatives of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. The president may meet with Mr. Kasowitz as early as Sunday, and aides have recruited a series of prominent Washington lawyers with experience in political investigations for Mr. Trump to interview in hopes that they might join the legal team.

Mr. Kushner, who organized the presidents Middle East stops at the start of the foreign trip, chose to return to Washington with several days to go and has been unusually subdued since then. But he has no plans to step down from his role as senior adviser or to reduce his duties, according to people close to him.

Still, there are signs that he is tiring of the nonstop combat and the damage to his reputation. He has told friends that he and his wife have made no long-term commitment to remain by Mr. Trumps side, saying they would review every six months whether to return to private life in New York.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/27/us/politics/trump-returns-to-crisis-over-kushner-as-white-house-tries-to-contain-it.html?_r=0



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Still, there are signs that he is tiring of the nonstop combat and the damage to his reputation. He has told friends that he and his wife have made no long-term commitment to remain by Mr. Trumps side, saying they would review every six months whether to return to private life in New York.


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Reply Trump Returns to Crisis Over Kushner as White House Tries to Contain It (Original post)
Tactical Peek May 2017 OP
Blue_Adept May 2017 #1
LOL Lib May 2017 #2
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #5
karynnj May 2017 #3
Marthe48 May 2017 #4
dalton99a May 2017 #8
wildeyed May 2017 #6
kimbutgar May 2017 #7
dalton99a May 2017 #9
Maynar May 2017 #10
janx May 2017 #11
BootinUp May 2017 #12
BumRushDaShow May 2017 #13
JohnnyRingo May 2017 #14
Major Nikon May 2017 #15
pablo_marmol May 2017 #16

Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:36 PM

1. another low stamina man

Sad.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:46 PM

2. The woebegone snowflake family.

Cry harder and hire more lawyers.

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Response to LOL Lib (Reply #2)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:59 PM

5. It is actually intense & will get tenser. But they should have foreseen it. They were too stupid. nt

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:50 PM

3. Fascinating that we are just now hearing that I committed just for 6 months

I wonder if this leaves open Jared and Ivanka making the argument that they need to have more time with their young family and will be returning to NYC soon -- depending when they start the clock, possibly including some pre administration time, they could be said to be at 6 months now.

Leaving would save Trump from having to fire Jared. However, just as with Michael Flynn, being out of the administration will not end his potential legal problems, which sound pretty immense. Not to mention, with all that has been exposed, his business empire has some real problems too. With all that was exposed on how over extended he is on his 666 5th Avenue can you imagine anyone wanting to invest? (They would also know that they better want nothing from the US government as anyone will be HIGHLY scrutinized.)

As to Ivanka, it is hard to think of many people who saw their carefully crafted image take such a hit. Imagine that she really thought she would be seen as a leading example for young, ambitious business women!

Not to mention, what happens to Jared's portfolio from middle east peace, to opioid drugs!

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 02:53 PM

4. kushner's security clearance must be revoked!

Since when is it the accused's choice to stay at his job, especially when our nation's security is at stake? Where the hell are the cops when you need them?

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Response to Marthe48 (Reply #4)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:32 PM

8. Absolutely.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:47 PM

6. This always happens to business guys who think that government is stupid

and politicians are morons so they decide to show everyone how it is done. And then flail wildly about because it is harder than it looks.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 03:56 PM

7. I predict that marriage will not survive the next 4 years.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #7)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:35 PM

9. We'll see Ivanka congratulated by Putin himself

when she marries a REAL Russian billionaire

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:37 PM

10. Better out than in

Still be just as dangerous tho.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:46 PM

11. So is he back in the U.S. yet?

Or still in the air?

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:49 PM

12. Damage to his reputation? ROFL

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 04:54 PM

13. He is completely clueless and arrogant by not realizing by now that what he is doing

is essentially illegal, if not, a violation of ethics rules when you work for the government. And what's worse, despite this per-inaugural incident, he, his wife, and his in-laws, have been flipping around from country to country using their father's position to enrich themselves, emptying the U.S. coffers of taxpayer money for their travel and security details, and blatantly violating the Logan Act.

The federal government is not their fucking piggy bank nor is it their "business" to run and do with as they please.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sat May 27, 2017, 10:51 PM

14. Such are the perils of nepotism

If he wasn't his in-law, Trump could just toss his rotting carcass under the wheels of the 'ol Greyhound. As it is, he'll have to fight with him to the bitter end. You can bet Ivanka wont have it any other way.

I wonder if Trump will ask Kushner to take the fall with promise of a full pardon later. That's risky because an impeached president isn't even going to pardon a Thanksgiving turkey, and Jared knows it.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #14)

Sat May 27, 2017, 11:28 PM

15. It's more like a case of the dumass

It's not as if Trump's non-family appointees are that much better.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Sun May 28, 2017, 03:00 AM

16. As soon as I heard that there was a "person of interest" in the WH.....


.......I thought of Kushner, and also sensed that he was in serious trouble. Let's hope these raging thieves get tossed sooner rather than later.

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