When you know you’re in trouble, you seek the best legal advice you can get to try to get you out of that trouble. It’s become more than apparent with who Jared Kushner is seeking advice from, in addition to his current lawyer, that he knows he’s in very, very big trouble.
According to the New York Times:
“In recent days, Mr. Kushner has had discussions with at least one prominent trial lawyer, one of the people said. And if Mr. Kushner chooses to hire a new lawyer, this person may either supplement or replace Ms. [Jamie] Gorelick’s team.”
Gorelick is Kushner’s lawyer, but due to some conflicts of interest between her and her ties to Robert Mueller who is leading the investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russia, Kushner seems to now be looking into other options.
The New York Times reports:
“Representatives of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, have quietly contacted high-powered criminal lawyers about potentially representing him in the wide-ranging investigation into Russia’s influence on the 2016 election, according to three people briefed on the matter.”
“…people within Mr. Kushner’s circle recently reached out to some courtroom litigators about possibly joining his legal team. Among the lawyers contacted, one person said, was Abbe D. Lowell, a prominent trial lawyer whose previous clients include Jack Abramoff, the powerful Republican lobbyist, in a corruption scandal that shook Washington in 2005. Mr. Lowell is currently defending Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, against federal corruption charges.”
To put it plainly, Kushner now seems to be seeking counsel from corruption and criminal lawyers. That’s not shining a very good light on Trump’s adamancy that the Russian investigations are purely a “witch hunt.” In fact, it seems there are some very real reasons to speculate some of the folks within Trump’s world have the potential to end up in prison. Only time will tell. However, with everyone lawyering up including Mike Pence and Trump’s own lawyer, it’s not looking too great for the current *POTUS.
(*pending investigation in the Russian meddling in the 2016 election)
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