In July of this year, entrepreneur Tom Barrack was arrested on charges of lobbying in the United States on behalf of a foreign government. Barrack was an ally of Trump who was responsible for the 2017 inauguration.
While the man’s arrest was bad news for Trump, it could be worse for other members of his clan. Vicky Ward recently said the arrest could really harm Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Ward knows a lot about the duo. She is the author of the book Kusher, INC .: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The extraordinary story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
In an interview with She Knows, Ward noted: “[Barrack was] Jared Kushner’s Channel to the Middle East. [He’s the one who] has been helping the Kushners with their real estate business for years and he’s the one who introduced Jared at MBS [Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia] and the Qataris. “
The author also notes that the Middle East focus during Trump’s tenure had a lot to do with his son-in-law. “Frankly, Trump wasn’t that interested in Middle Eastern relations, that was driven by Jared. “
Ward then discussed Kushner’s announcement of a new investment firm the same week as Barrack’s arrest. “I think it’s classic that Jared announces his investment firm to take back control of the narrative related to PR. It’s an absolute PR move to make us all forget that he and Tom were as close as possible, but the government doesn’t forget. “
You can read the interview in full here
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.