As if the Trump family dynamics weren’t already a mess, it has been revealed that Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to throw his son-in-law Jared Kushner under the bus to protect Trump from his own Russia scandal.
Kusher tried to do the same thing to Trump Jr, so it shouldn’t come as a shock to any of them.
Trump’s lawyers were so quick to blame Kushner for the Russia scandal that they even wrote up a statement to announce his departure from the White House.
The Wall Street Journal reports that although this never actually happened, this just illustrates how much trouble Trump’s lawyers know they are dealing with.
Throwing another family member under the bus is a horrible last-ditch effort to take the attention off of the one really at fault.
Earlier in the summer Kushner told authorities about Trump Jr’s secret meeting with the Russian government officials in an attempt to cast the light away from his own lies and meetings. Manafort told authorities about Kushner’s meetings to get himself off the hook. Trump fired Manafort to try to scapegoat him when the Russia scandal first came to light.
Donald Trump is clearly in trouble when everyone is clearly out to save their own skin in this scandal. They aren’t going to take the fall for him or anyone else. They are only concerned with saving themselves, and who can blame them?
Jared Kushner’s history of looking out only for himself can be traced all the way back to the infamous Trump Jr./Russsia Meeting. Kushner had been trying to form a plan of deniability while still in the meeting with the Russians that day.
Kushner said in his official statement, “The meeting was a waste of our time and that, in looking for a polite way to leave and get back to my work, I actually emailed an assistant from the meeting after I had been there for ten or so minutes and wrote ‘Can u pls call me on my cell? Need excuse to get out of meeting.’”
Why mention that in your statment? Because he has been planning deniability since the beginning.
Why was Kushner there in the first place? He says it had nothing to do with the dirt being offered on Hillary Clinton and the email chain Trump Jr. had sent him, but we could see this going very differently. When he arrived at the meeting and saw who all was in attendance, the Russian spy and potentially the future President, he realized what a sticky situation he was in.
Instead of just leaving, he went out of his way to document that he left the meeting. He’s a grown man. He’s a business man, so why did he need his assistant to help him get out of the meeting? He didn’t. He was purposely leaving a documented trail of deniability.
Clearly this entire administration and Trump’s family members are scrambling, all in a mad dash to save themselves at all costs.
The truth is they are all guilty and eventually they will all likely end up going down together. It’s going to be interesting to watch the entire family bring itself down.