Now that more details are coming out about Donald Trump’s Russia scandal, it seems that no one in his family or inner circle is safe – and this is true now more than ever.
Last week, Donald Trump Jr. joined Trump’s son in law, Jared Kushner, in being connected to the Russians. Now, there’s another unexpected addition to the corrupt family’s collusion – Trump’s favorite daughter, Ivanka, who is also the wife of Kushner.
Thanks to her husband’s role in Trump’s scandal, Ivanka’s possible involvement in the Russia scandal is now being questioned. Kushner had conveniently omitted over a hundred contacts with Russian officials from his disclosure forms, and now there is speculation that Ivanka may have done the same. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) raised these questions in a recent interview with Politico:
We learned this week that Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, updated his filing of that form three times. Most recently to include the June 2016 meeting … Did Ivanka Trump disclose that meeting on her initial SF-86 filing?”
“Has she updated her security clearance paperwork to reflect this and other meetings which Jared Kushner failed to disclose subsequently?”
This SF-86 form requires that meetings with foreign officials must be noted, even if it was by a spouse. So if Ivanka lied about Kushner’s meeting – and it’s likely that she did – she will also find herself drowning in her father’s Russia scandal. Beyer wrote:
Ivanka Trump is an adviser to the President of the United States. We hold people in such a position to a very high standard.”
No one would be surprised if Ivanka hid this information. Trump is surrounded by some of the most incompetent, dishonest people our government has ever seen, and there’s a reason he chose his family members to work alongside him. Unfortunately, America is now used to the fact that our president and his administration cannot be trusted. We long for the days of Obama, when the White House actually had integrity.
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