Trouble for Jared Kushner: Donald Trump Son-In Law Linked to Russian Oil Deal Revealed in Dossier, Report Says


Jed Shugerman was quoted in an Inquisitr article about President Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser Jared Kushner being a focus in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation.

Jared Kushner could find himself in the spotlight of the Robert Mueller investigation into the Donald Trump scandal over Russia’s influence in the 2016 presidential election, after a report last week showing a possible link between Kushner and a massive but still-mysterious deal involving Rosneft — Russia’s largest oil company — and the middle eastern country of Qatar. According to an investigation by the news site The Intercept, Kushner received a massive and badly needed $184 million loan from Qatar after he backed a United States blockade against the country.


[A]ccording to an analysis by Fordham University law professor Jed Shugerman published last week by the online magazine Slate, and which can be read in its entirety at this link, the funds for Kushner’s loan may be linked to the Rosneft deal — a deal that forms a key part of the dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele that outlines deep ties between Trump and Russia.


“So: A Qatari fund acquires major assets from Russia. Kushner’s business seeks money directly from Qatar. The nation, though, does not deliver to Kushner,” Shugerman wrote in his Slate article. “The U.S. changes its political posture against Qatar at Kushner’s urging, with the alarming possibility that the seemingly manufactured conflict could have escalated into war. (Fortunately, it did not.) Several months later, the Qatar-backed Apollo Group delivers $184 million to Kushner.”

The timing of the Rosneft deal was also curious, Shugerman wrote, coming shortly after Kushner attempted to set up a so-called “back channel” line of secret communication with the Russian government that would be shielded from eavesdropping by U.S. intelligence.

“The bottom line is that all this new Kushner news connects more dots in the Steele dossier’s core allegation: that there may have been a quid-pro-quo of Russian oil money for Trump policy change on sanctions,” Shugerman wrote. “In light of the Steele dossier and how Qatar might implicate Russia, Kushner and Trump have even more to answer for.”

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